Smart Bets: Girls of Atomic City

In her new book, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, local author Denise Kiernan recounts the story of the female workers in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The town itself was one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities, created in 1942. The women recruited to work there knew little about their mysterious wartime jobs until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima. Kiernan created Atomic through interviews with Oak Ridge residents including surviving women workers. She'll discuss her book on Saturday, March 9, at Malaprop’s. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.malaprops.com.

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