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Just the Facts

November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

For their November book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan. At the height of World War II, thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the south, were recruited to a secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Oak Ridge, TN was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City, yet to most of the world, the town did not exist. Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it, this book captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. We will discuss this book on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 pm.


November 17, 2016
6:30 pm


Plumb Library
Rochester, United States