Join us tonight as Denise Kiernan shares her bestselling World War II history book, The Girls of Atomic City, in which she explores the remarkable, forgotten story of young women in Oak Ridge, Tennessee who unknowingly helped build the atomic bomb. Kiernan is the author of several books. Her work has appeared in The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, Discover, Village Voice, Ms., and other national publications.
The bestseller, now available in paperback--an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb. Drawing from the voices and experiences of the women who lived and worked in Oak Ridge, The Girls of Atomic Cityrescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of World War II from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage.
DENISE KIERNAN is the author of several books, including The Girls of Atomic City, Signing Their Lives Away, and Signing Their Rights Away. Her work has appeared in The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, Discover,Village Voice, Ms., and other national publications.