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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the women Who Helped Win World War II

Kiernan, Denise

ISBN 10: 1451617526 / ISBN 13: 9781451617528
Verlag: Touchstone/Simon and Schuster, 2013
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Signed on the title page by the author, Denise Kiernan. New/unread US first edition, first printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 017231

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Titel: The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story ...

Verlag: Touchstone/Simon and Schuster

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author

Auflage: First Edition.

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Book by Kiernan Denise

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"Denise Kiernan recreates, with cinematic vividness and clarity, the surreal Orwell-meets-Margaret Atwood environment of Oak Ridge as experienced by some of the women who were there: secretaries, technicians, a nurse, a statistician, a leak pipe inspector, a chemist, and a janitor."--DailyBeast.com

"A lively story about the tens of thousands of women who made the bomb - from the power-plant janitor struggling each day through the mud to the exiled physicist in Sweden - The Girls of Atomic City offers a bottom-up history revealing that the atomic bomb was not simply the product of J. Robert Oppenheimer's genius, but also of the work of women at every level of education and class."--BrainPickings.org

"I love these kinds of books, and this is a great one....It's a phenomenal story."--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

"The Girls of Atomic City is the best kind of nonfiction: marvelously reported, fluidly written, and a remarkable story about a remarkable group of women who performed clandestine and vital work during World War II. Denise Kiernan recreates this forgotten chapter in American history in a work as meticulous and brilliant as it is compulsively readable."--Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City

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