A New York Times Bestseller
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created from scratch 1942. One of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities, it didn’t appear on maps until 1949. Yet at the height of World War II it was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South, doing crucial — and top secret — war work. Now Denise Kiernan traces the astonishing story of these unsung WWII workers through interviews with dozens of surviving women.