During World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to over 70,000 people, consuming more electricity than New York City and yet most of the world did not know the town existed. Living in this secret city, thousands of women worked to enrich uranium for the world's first atomic bomb. Kiernan's book, the result of seven years of interviews and research, intimately shares the stories of these women.
"Author Denise Kiernan re-creates, with cinematic vividness and clarity, the surreal Orwell-meets- Margaret-Atwood environment of Oak Ridge."
The Daily Beast.