|Kiernan, D. (2013). The girls of Atomic City: The untold story of the |
women who helped win World War II. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
It’s a fascinating read: Denise Kiernan is able to balance the minutiae of life in Oak Ridge with the broader social and political issues at hand, and she also explains the science involved in a way that accessible and absorbing. The book is really at its finest when it discusses the complicated emotions of guilt, fear, and pride that the women (as unknowing participants) felt after learning about the true purpose of the project and its consequences.
Submitted by Katie Kiekhaefer
Listen to an interview with the author on NPR.org.
Copies of this book at UW-Madison Libraries