The New York Times bestseller and incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.
Denise Kiernan is the author of
The New York Times and
Wall Street Journal bestseller
The Last Castle. Her previous book,
The Girls of Atomic City, is a
New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller. Kiernan has been published in
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Ms., Reader’s Digest, Discover, and many more publications. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC’s
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during its Emmy award–winning first season and producing for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC. She has been a featured guest on NPR’s “Weekend Edition,”
PBS NewsHour, MSNBC’s
Morning Joe, and
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.