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    • The Girls of Atomic City

    • The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
    • By: Denise Kiernan
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,804
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,644

    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 each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than Just the Girls

    • By Jane Mcdowell on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Atomic City Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Janet Beard
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    In November 1944, 18-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn't officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of months - a town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are helping to win the war, but must ask no questions and reveal nothing to outsiders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I thoroughly enjoyed this book

    • By Mollie Morrison on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $30.79