Sarah interviews Denise Kiernan, author of the book The Girls of Atomic City:The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II. This is a nonfiction narrative about the young women from rural towns in the south during WWII who began working at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a secret town where uranium was being enriched for the atom bomb. Most of the people who worked there – many of whom were women just out of high school – had no idea what it was they were doing, but they were determined to do their part to help the war effort. The ways in which these women were approached and recruited, and the lives they lived in Oak Ridge, are fascinating, and the author's research led her to several women who play key roles in the story.
Here is the book we talk about during this podcast:
Plus, Denise Kiernan mentioned the Tumblr for the photos of Ed Wescott, official photographer of Oak Ridge, TN. You have got to take a look at these photos – they are incredible.
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The music this week was provided by Sassy Outwater, who knows a heaping ton of musicians and finds original music for us for each episode. This week’s music is called “The Naughty Step” and it’s by Peatbog Faeries from their CD Dust. You can find them at their website, or at iTunes.
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