AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed…

The Girls Of Atomic City

ISBN 10 : 9781451617535
ISBN 13 : 1451617534

Looks at the contributions of the thousands of women who worked at a secret uranium-enriching facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II...

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The Atomic City Girls

ISBN 10 : 9780062666727
ISBN 13 : 006266672X

“Focuses on the little-known realities behind the Manhattan Project […] Readers who enjoyed Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls will appreciate this glimpse into the beliefs and ..

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The Last Castle

ISBN 10 : 9781476794044
ISBN 13 : 1476794049

"The ... true story behind the ... Gilded Age mansion Biltmore--the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States"

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At Work In The Atomic City

ISBN 10 : 1572333243
ISBN 13 : 9781572333246

Founded during World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was a vital link in the U.S. military's atomic bomb assembly line--the site where scientists worked at a breakneck pace to turn t..

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Rocket Girl

ISBN 10 : 9781616147402
ISBN 13 : 1616147407

AN UNSUNG HEROINE OF THE SPACE AGE—HER STORY FINALLY TOLD. This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary She..

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Sin In The Second City

ISBN 10 : 9780812975994
ISBN 13 : 0812975995

A history of America's most famous brothel, Chicago's Everleigh Club, which catered to some of America's leading moguls, actors, and writers from 1900 to 1911, profiles its aristoc..

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