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Mar 12 2014 1:30pm

The Girls of Atomic City Sweepstakes!

In honor of Women's History Month, we want to send you a copy of The Girls of Atomic City, journalist Denise Kiernan’s account of the many young women who lived and worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II. Drawing on interviews and government documents, Kiernan paints a vivid, detailed picture of the secret community in the Appalachian Mountains that once consumed more electricity than New York City, and the 75,000 residents there, who largely had no idea of the city's true purpose until the war was over.

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113 comments
Robert Kristoffersen
3. Robert Kristoffersen
Oh, man, I'd love to read this book. Would definitely be a good break from THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH.
Erich Eberhardt
4. eber3
Awesome, my Grams was a Rosie Rivetor. Count me in!
Robert Kristoffersen
6. Neb
Please count me in!
Robert Kristoffersen
5. Monicalibrarian
I think my cousin actually worked on that project so it would be really cool to read about it.
Robert Kristoffersen
7. EvieJoy
This book is on my TBR list
Martin Cohn
8. arixan
Years ago I was sitting at the table with my now ex-mother in law (now 92) and asking her what she did during the war. She told me of how her brother got her at job at Oak Ridge and she was working fitting steam pipes and the like, all very top secret.

"Mom," I said. "Did you know you helped buiold the Bomb?"
Robert Kristoffersen
9. Sara42
Sounds like a fantastic read.
Gordon Bingham
10. gordonbingham
My mom was a code breaker - my grandmother taught English to interned French sailors. All Americans gave to the war effort and it's great to see them remembered...
Robert Kristoffersen
13. NoraL
I've had this on my wishlist for awhile. I'd love a copy!
Robert Kristoffersen
14. Soraya
Looks good, please count my entry.
Robert Kristoffersen
15. Darth Touma
I like a woman who knows tech...
Robert Kristoffersen
17. BigJim
Even if I don't win this book. Thank you Tor for offering it up. This sort of history is something that all to often is forgotten or looked over by the general public and a lot of historians. Thanks for offering it and hopefully exposing a lot of people to an important piece of history.
Robert Kristoffersen
18. Ray Jr
Me too, please.
Robert Kristoffersen
20. tubagator07
My great-aunt worked at Oak Ridge. I only found out about her involvement later in life and didn't have much chance to talk with her about it before she passed away. I would love to have a chance to read this book to gain more insight on what it was like for her. Thanks for the opportunity!
Robert Kristoffersen
22. BenjaminJB
Excellent non-fiction!
Robert Kristoffersen
23. Brad King
I am in the midst of reading The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which is heavily tilted towards the big names. Fermi, Oppenheimer, and so on. This is a nice idea that looks at the working level perspective, as well as women who were limited (but not completely excluded) within the ranks of nuclear physics. Sort of an atomic Rosie the Riveter.
Ben Decker
25. foodew
Sounds interesting, would love a copy. Thanks!
Robert Kristoffersen
29. Lady Koori
Sounds like a very interesting read.
Susan Terendy
30. suekitty13
I don't know very much about this and would love to learn!
Robert Kristoffersen
31. jherbivore
Oh, yeah. I want this. I have relatives living in Oak Ridge.
J. Akimatsu
38. DesertLorelei
I'd love to win this, and read it, and then give it to my sister (or poke her in the shoulder with a corner until she took the book) for her to read, because we're both really interested in history and ridiculously bad ideas.
Bruce Arthurs
40. bruce-arthurs
I didn't win a Goodreads giveaway for this, so I'm pleased to have a second opportunity for a copy.
Christine LaRue
42. LadyAnubis
Yes .... please throw my name into the hat!
Robert Kristoffersen
42. wandering-dreamer
Oohhhh, I wanna read this!
Robert Kristoffersen
43. Tara D
This sounds pretty cool. Sign me up!
Robert Kristoffersen
44. Nicole Ayers
I've been wanting to read this since I heard Kiernan on NPR many months ago.
Robert Kristoffersen
47. RLBrown
Okay, win it or not, THIS one will be a must read! Nice!
Robert Kristoffersen
48. SDR
This is definitely on my to-read list, and I'd love to win a copy!
Audrey Morrison
53. audreyam
Please add my name to the hat or pot or whatever electronic thingy that you pull names out of.
Robert Kristoffersen
54. Iron Maiden James
Is this the one about the man from Gallifrey?
Robert Kristoffersen
55. Kayce Crews
I live 11 miles from Oak Ridge. I'd love to read this.
Richard Schatz
56. schatzfam
I need to learn more about this bit of history.
Robert Kristoffersen
57. pdarnold
Would love a chance to read this book.
Robert Kristoffersen
58. Dawn K
looks really good
Robert Kristoffersen
61. Amy E.
This book sounds interesting; a great option for a non-fiction book club read!
Robert Kristoffersen
62. EricaL
This looks like a facinating read.
Andy Warta
63. dragontrainer
Awesome, it would be great to read more about the behind the scenes life at Oak Ridge!
Melissa Shumake
64. cherie_2137
i live near hanford, so even though this is about a different location, i think it'd still be fascinating and relevant =)
Robert Kristoffersen
67. anxiousc
Would love to read this.
JAMES LYNAM
69. jpl123456
Fasintated about World War 2. So this book is a must have.
A.J. Bobo
70. Daedylus
I lived in Oak Ridge when I was a kid. I knew it had an interesting history, but I haven't learned much about it. This would be a good start.
Robert Kristoffersen
71. Kim B.
I would love to read this.
Steven Cole
72. scole66
I saw the "Big Idea" post about this on Scalzi's blog today, and now am really looking forward to it....
Robert Kristoffersen
74. gigi (solitary spinster)
Count me in!
Robert Kristoffersen
75. Crystal Hilbert
I've actually been meaning to buy this book. I'd love to have it for free.
Robert Kristoffersen
77. Penny Snyder
Would love to win this!!~
Stephen Bristow
78. Vanesmantha
I've always been interested in the history of the "common" folk...thanks for the chance!
S.S. White
80. Calico In Transition
I've been wanting to read this book for a while, especially since Oak Ridge is only a stone's throw away from where I live! I'd love to win a copy!
Robert Kristoffersen
81. Monica E
This has been on my to-read list for a while. I'd love to take it off!
Chi Shannon
83. anastasiafall
Wow, this looks really interesting! I'd love to read more about it :)
Aaron Tranes
84. Itchy
This looks like a very interesting read!
Robert Kristoffersen
85. Marie Constantineau
thanks
Robert Kristoffersen
86. Charles Burbridge
I'd love to win this.
Robert Kristoffersen
87. dwarzel
Count me in, please!
Robert Kristoffersen
88. Charlotte Padgett
I've wanted to learn more about this for a long time. Please enter me in the drawing.
Charlene Connors
89. cfconnors52
This book sounds fascinating; I would love to read these women's stories.
Heather Burgess
90. skynkatesmom
This sounds like an amazing book! definitely want to read this one!
Robert Kristoffersen
91. Jaime Cummings
Please count me in!
Robert Kristoffersen
94. Padgett
Looks like a good book.
Robert Kristoffersen
97. CHARLENE S.
I'd love to read this, thanks :)
Robert Kristoffersen
98. Eric9854
Entry please
Robert Kristoffersen
100. Madisyn Winters
this would be so interesting to learn about hope I win!
Robert Kristoffersen
102. Tim H. Moss
Good deal, count me in!
Wayne Lecoy
103. hotrodguy
I am entering your giveaway.
It would be great to win
a copy of The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan.
This sounds like an interesting book.
Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!
Robert Kristoffersen
104. Valerie Strand
I love the history surrounding WWII and this sounds interesting.
Robert Kristoffersen
106. Brian E.
Thanks for the giveaway…would love to read this one; one of my grandmothers worked @ Oak Ridge during WWII.
Robert Kristoffersen
107. Jane H
There are so many of these untold stories out there. They deserve the recognition. Thanks for the chance to read this one.
Heather Cowley
108. cowleyh
The story behind the history! Sounds good to me!
Robert Kristoffersen
109. peter gladue
The unknown story till now
Robert Kristoffersen
110. Deborah Wellenstein
My husband and I would both be interested in reading this book,.
Linda Peters
112. linnett
interesting piece of history, would love to read it, thanks
Carl White
113. AskTheTicketGuy
In honor of Women's History Month, we want to send you a copy of The Girls of Atomic City, journalist Denise Kiernan’s account of the many young women who lived and worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II. Drawing on interviews and government documents, Kiernan paints a vivid, detailed picture of the secret community in the Appalachian Mountains that once consumed more electricity than New York City, and the 75,000 residents there, who largely had no idea of the city's true purpose until the war was over.

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