The Girls of Atomic City

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 10:23 AM

We're all familiar with the character "Rosie the Riveter", who symbolized the women who went to work in factories during World War II, building munitions and war supplies. But thousands of women were also recruited to work as part of the top secret Manhattan Project, helping develop our country's nuclear program. These women were sent to a facility in Tennessee and were ordered not to talk about their work to anyone, not even each other!

Now, decades later, a new book tells the story of THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY through interviews with a number of women and men who were part of the program at a massive facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

Author and journalist Denise Kiernan joined Suzie and Jim to talk about the photograph that inspired her incredible project. (See below)

(Photo Courtesy: National Archives)

 

Denise will lead a discussion and sign copies of THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II tonight (Wednesday, June 16) at 7 PM at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle.

For more information about the book, visit the website: www.girlsofatomiccity.com

Here's Denise's website: www.denisekiernan.com

Find the Diane's page on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter: @DeniseKiernan


And if you have family memories from World War II, please share them on our FACEBOOK and Twitter @KING5NewDayNW We'd love to hear your stories!

 



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