[BOOKS] ✭ City Behind Fence By Charles W. Johnson – Ebats.us

City Behind Fence Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Was Created By The U.S Government During World War II To Aid In The Construction Of The First Atomic Bomb Drawing On Oral History And Previously Classified Material, This Book Portrays The Patterns Of Daily Life In This Unique Setting.

[BOOKS] ✭ City Behind Fence  By Charles W. Johnson – Ebats.us
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • City Behind Fence
  • Charles W. Johnson
  • English
  • 25 October 2017
  • 0870493094

    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ✭ City Behind Fence By Charles W. Johnson – Ebats.us


  1. says:

    As someone who grew up in Oak Ridge, I was amazed at how much I didn t know about the place The pictures were great additions and I liked the way the book was broken up into sections Some parts wereinteresting than others, but I think that was jus...


  2. says:

    This was a rather dry, academic account of what has the makings of an incredible story about a little known chapter of American history As part of the Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge was a city veiled in mystery It sprung up out of the Tennessee soil as swiftly as the government agents divested the indigenous farmers of their land It stretched for miles, cradled in the valley of a natural fortress of mountains It boasted, in it s heyday, the highest concentration of PhDs in the world and a scho This was a rather dry, academic account of what has t...


  3. says:

    And while star ratings don t do a lot for me, I wish there were a 3.5 in there The writing in this was excellentit flowed beautifully, and read quickly I realized, though, as I was about 2 3 of the way through, it was simply giving me, in many sections, huge quantities of numbers in literary form.I also wish there wereinterviews with people who d lived there, beyond the six that come almost as an addendum That was my favorite section of the book The logistics of creating a town from And while star ratings don t do a lot for me, I wish there were a 3.5 in there The writing in this was excellentit flowed beautifully, and read quickly I realized, though, as I was about 2 3 of the way through, it was simply giving me, in many sections, huge...


  4. says:

    An interesting account of how the reservation of Oak Ridge TN came into being during WWII so that the Army had production facilities for uranium and plutonium The book emphasizes the sociological aspects rather than the scientific and examines how the Army attempted, some times...


  5. says:

    While very interesting this book was extremely dry Mainly just statistics about population, construction and labor, with a few anecdotal stories from interviews with residents who lived on the reservati...


  6. says:

    Learned some things I didn t know about my hometown.


  7. says:

    Reading this about my hometown while watching Manhattan on Netflix It puts into perspective our 7th grade lessons in how to build a bomb shelter.A good and readable research project.


  8. says:

    This book is a wonderful psycho social study of a community hidden from the rest of the world for a time.

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