Atomic Women

The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb

By Roseanne Montillo

They were leaning over the edge of the unknown and were afraid of what they would discover there. 

Meet the World War II female scientists who worked in the secret sites of the Manhattan Project. Recruited from labs and universities from across the United States and from countries abroad, these scientists helped in-and often initiated-the development of the atomic bomb, taking a starring role in the Manhattan Project. In fact, their involvement was critical to its success, though many of them were not fully aware of the consequences.

This book explores not just the critical steps toward the creation of a successful nuclear bomb, but also the moral implications of such an invention.


About the Author

Roseanne Montillo is the author of three works of nonfiction, Fire on the TrackThe Lady and her Monsters, and The Wilderness of Ruin. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she taught courses on the intersection of literature and history. She lives outside of Boston.



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