Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge Site

Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge Site

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The Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge Site describes the top-secret effort undertaken during World War II to develop an atomic weapon never imagined at "Site X" or "Clinton Engineer Works" in rural Tennessee. This was one of three sites selected in the United States (plus Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington). For residents and new recruits to Clinton Engineer Works, what later became the town of Oak Ridge, their work and life represented a sea of social change during the war to end all wars. The science of Oak Ridge tells part of the story. The culture of Oak Ridge was even more unique. In this new community of 75,000 people, everyone united in doing their part to end World War II. Their commitment to their children, to family, and to community was without precedent and was reflected in the dynamic school system they created, the enriching educational activities available outside the classroom, and the unity of neighbor to neighbor. Residents of Oak Ridge willingly embraced secrecy for the sake of their fellow countrymen fighting the war and were dedicated to doing their job right in the workplace every day.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 165 x 235 x 8mm | 18.14g
  • United States
  • English
  • 146712561X
  • 9781467125611