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The atomic city girls, Janet Beard

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The atomic city girls
Title
The atomic city girls
Statement of responsibility
Janet Beard
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesnt officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of monthsa 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 governments 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 Junes 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
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
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10574462
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TEFOD
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Beard, Janet
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E248
LC item number
A86 2018eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Electronic books
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Historical fiction
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The atomic city girls, Janet Beard
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http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DEC7F911-C9CD-485B-A948-843D0F1BA80B
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (353, 18 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062666727
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DEC7F911-C9CD-485B-A948-843D0F1BA80B
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022267338
  • (OCoLC)on1022267338
Label
The atomic city girls, Janet Beard
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DEC7F911-C9CD-485B-A948-843D0F1BA80B
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (353, 18 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062666727
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DEC7F911-C9CD-485B-A948-843D0F1BA80B
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022267338
  • (OCoLC)on1022267338
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