Reading List for July 2023
July is now over and we are in the midst of summer. July was an even lighter listening month than June. I managed to listened to 8 titles, but three of those were books that totaled more than 98 hours.
Unlike last month three of the titles I listened to was a new one. The new title I listened to is the one that I want to highlight for the month. The new book that I read is called "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan. Here is the description of the book:
At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, and consumed more electricity than New York City, yet it was shrouded in such secrecy that it did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the U.S., were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. What were they actually doing there? Very few knew. The purpose of this mysterious government project was kept a secret from the outside world and from the majority of the residents themselves. Some wondered why, despite the constant work and round-the-clock activity in this makeshift town, did no tangible product of any kind ever seem to leave its guarded gates? The women who kept this town running would find out at the end of the war, when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed and changed the world forever.
Drawing from the voices and experiences of the women who lived and worked in Oak Ridge, The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of World War II from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage.
This was a good book that provides a history of what occurred in Oakridge Tennessee during World War II. Many know that work was done to help bulid the atomic bombs in Oakridge, but they may not know the specifics. This book does shed some more light on what life was like during that time.
I am not sure how many titles I will end up listening to in August. The new title that was expected to be released at the end of July has been delayed yet again. So, it will be a while before I get to listen to that one.
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|Slow Time Between The Stars||John Scalzi||Yes||Amazon||Apple|
|Revolt in 2100||Robert A. Heinlein||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Fall of Giants (Century Trilogy Book 1)||Ken Follett||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Winter of the World (Century Trilogy Book 2)||Ken Follett||No||Amazon||Apple|
|Edge of Eternity (Century Trilogy Book 3)||Ken Follett||No||Amazon||Apple|
|The American Civl War (Great Courses)||Gary W. Gallagher||No||Amazon||Apple|
|The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II||Denise Kiernan||Yes||Amazon||Apple|
|The Ascendant Wars: Hellfire (Ascendant Wars Book 1)||Rhett C. Bruno, M.B. Vance||Yes||Amazon||Apple|
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