Atomic City Girls

  • Type: Ebooks
  • By: Janet Beard
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Jennie H.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062666727
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Want to know what goes on behind the scenes at the facility for research on the atomic bomb.

The title of this book is deceiving because it's more about the relationships between a scientist and his girlfriend and the racial inconsistencies than the women who work at the facility.  It follows several fictional characters but brings in a lot of factual information about Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the town that was thrown up basically overnight.  The book keep me reading but left me wanting to know more about the actual events that happened here.  The characters are interesting and believeable. You want to find out how everything works out and how they come to terms with the situation they find themselves in.  There was a lot of secrecy and fear instilled in the staff and townspeople.  Constant fear of being overheard or saying the wrong thing.  This will keep you reading to the end.