CRRL Picks - Great Lives 2014 - Atomic Girls

Annotation:Biographical approaches to history and culture. All lectures are open to the public free of charge; no tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall.

The Girls of Atomic City
The Girls of Atomic City The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II By Kiernan, Denise Book - 2013 976.8 Ki Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 6 copies

Annotation:In this book the author traces the story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. This is the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history.

American Women and World War II
American Women and World War II By Weatherford, Doris Book - 1990 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This social history uses personal accounts and contemporary journalistic coverage to detail the diverse roles played by American women in all aspects of this war -- in industry, on the home front, and in the military.

The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Worlds of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians Book - 2007 355.825 Ma Available in some locations

Annotation:The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject.

A Mouthful of Rivets
A Mouthful of Rivets Women at Work in World War II By Wise, Nancy Baker Book - 1994 940.5315 Wi All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A Mouthful of Rivets is the oral history of the women who took part in World War II on the homefront. In more than one hundred interviews, Nancy Baker Wise and Christy Wise create a textured portrait of the challenges and triumphs these powerful women experienced.

Our Mothers' War
Our Mothers' War American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II By Yellin, Emily Book - 2004 940.53 Ye Available in some locations

Annotation:Our Mothers' War is a stunning and unprecedented portrait of women during World War II, a war that forever transformed the way women participate in American society. Never before has the vast range of American women's experience during this pivotal era been brought together in one book.

Picturing the Bomb
Picturing the Bomb Photographs From the Secret World of the Manhattan Project By Fermi, Rachel Book - 1995 623.451 Fe Available in some locations

Annotation:Published to coincide with the Manhattan Project's 50th anniversary, Picturing the Bomb presents compelling images--most never seen by the public before--that offer a fresh look at the U.S. government's effort to build the world's first atomic device.

The Story of the Atomic Bomb
The Story of the Atomic Bomb How It Changed the World By Rosinsky, Natalie M. Book - 2010 355.021 Ro Available in some locations

Annotation:Tells the story of the atomic bomb and how it changed the world.

Their Day in the Sun
Their Day in the Sun Women of the Manhattan Project By Howes, Ruth eBook - 1999 355.8251 Ho Click here for EBSCOhost ebook »

Annotation:Although women participated in all aspects of the Manhattan Project, their contributions are either omitted or only mentioned briefly in most histories of the project. It is this hidden story that is presented in "Their Day in the Sun" through interviews, written records, and photographs of the women who were physicists, chemists, mathematicians, biologists, and technicians in the labs.

Those Wonderful Women in Their Flying Machines
Those Wonderful Women in Their Flying Machines The Unknown Heroines of World War II By Keil, Sally Van Wagenen Book - 1990 940.544 Ke Available in some locations

Annotation:Those Wonderful Women and Their Flying Machines hones in on World War II to recount the story of the over 1,000 women pilots who flew in the military as part of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP).

Women Heroes of World War II
Women Heroes of World War II 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue By Atwood, Kathryn J. Book - 2011 940.5485 At Available in some locations

Annotation:These twenty-six suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, Great Britain, the United States, and more, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.

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On Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:30PM at UMW's Dodd Auditorium, Denise KIernan, author of "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II," will discuss the women who worked at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the Manhattan Project's secret cities.

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