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The atomic city girls, Janet Beard

Label
The atomic city girls
Title
The atomic city girls
Statement of responsibility
Janet Beard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In November 1944, eighteen-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. The girls spend their evenings socializing and flirting with soldiers, scientists, and workmen at dances and movies, bowling alleys and canteens. June longs to know more about their top-secret assignment and begins an affair with Sam Cantor, the young Jewish physicist from New York who oversees the lab where she works and understands the end goal only too well, while her beautiful roommate Cici is on her own mission: to find a wealthy husband and escape her sharecropper roots. Across town, African-American construction worker Joe Brewer knows nothing of the government's plans, only that his new job pays enough to make it worth leaving his family behind, at least for now. But a breach in security will intertwine his fate with June's search for answers. When the bombing of Hiroshima brings the truth about Oak Ridge into devastating focus, June must confront her ideals about loyalty, patriotism, and war itself
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beard, Janet
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E248
LC item number
A86 2018c
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Tennessee
Label
The atomic city girls, Janet Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987279705
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
ix, 449 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062791702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The atomic city girls, Janet Beard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987279705
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
ix, 449 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062791702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print

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