atomic bomb http://wvxu.org en "The Girls of Atomic City" http://wvxu.org/post/girls-atomic-city <p>Just off I-40, west of Knoxville, Tennessee, drivers note the exit signs for <strong>Oak Ridge</strong> and, probably, think very little of it. But this one-time secret city, a Manhattan Project site, employed thousands of small-town southern women during World War II to work on the atomic bomb. A new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Atomic-City-Untold-Helped/dp/1451617526/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1368624790&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=girls+of+atomic+city"><strong>The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II</strong>,</a> shares interviews and personal stories of some of these women in a fascinating tale of secrecy, first-time independence, even romance. Author <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Denise-Kiernan/e/B001ITTRP6/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1"><strong>Denise Kiernan</strong></a> joins Mark Perzel to talk about these extraordinary women from an extraordinary time.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 12610 at http://wvxu.org "The Girls of Atomic City"