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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
Summary
A novel inspired by the stories of everyday women who contributed to the Manhattan Project during World War II follows the experiences of 18-year-old June, who, in 1944, travels to a city that does not officially exist to work alongside hundreds of other young women operating massive secret machines in support of the war effort
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574462
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beard, Janet
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
Target audience
general
Label
The atomic city girls, Janet Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more..."--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
353, 18 pages
Isbn
9780062666710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn987279689
Label
The atomic city girls, Janet Beard
Publication
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more..."--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
353, 18 pages
Isbn
9780062666710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn987279689

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