City Behind Fence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1942-1946 eBook


10 thoughts on “City Behind Fence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1942-1946

  1. Eli Eli 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 just my personal preference The personal stories at the end were a nice touch too.


  2. Sarah Kessler Sarah Kessler says:

    If you want to learn about the economics of a Manhattan Project town which are actually quite interesting , this is a great place to start But, like other reviewers have stated, it s largely a dry recitation of facts I enjoyed itbecause the authors were clearly authoritative on the topic And it gave me a peek into the Manhattan Project from an unexpected angle However, there were some topics that were touched on incredibly repetitively segregation and overpopulation , and some that w If you want to learn about the economics of a Manhattan Project town which are actually quite interesting , this is a great place to start But, like other reviewers have stated, it s largely a dry recitation of facts I enjoyed itbecause the authors were clearly authoritative on the topic And it gave me a peek into the Manhattan Project from an unexpected angle However, there were some topics that were touched on incredibly repetitively segregation and overpopulation , and some that weren t touched on nearly enough the duties of people working in the plants, who knew what The authors let their personal biases shine through slightly too much for my taste In places, it also felt like a series of short essays that had been patched together, leading to a lot of redundancy.If you re an economist or want to learn about this specific town, I would recommend this book, but be prepared to skim some parts


  3. Tom Tom says:

    A very dry account of Oak Ridge, TN and the development of the atomic bomb,


  4. Quinn Pregliasco Quinn Pregliasco says:

    Really interesting from a city planning perspective, but a bit dry for what is a fascinating topic.


  5. Tami Traylor Tami Traylor 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 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 school system where every teacher had at least a masters degree It became the first city in the south to peacefully desegregate and was unique in the fact that not one of it s citizens were land owners It gave it s citizens a privileged access to items that outsiders couldn t get due to war rationing and no one within its boundaries paid a cent of local taxes No one said a word about what they were working on, either, that is, if they even knew, themselves What you do here, what you see here, let it stay here was pasted in plain view throughout the town Residents were sworn to secrecy by the government, under penalty of treason The town didn t even exist on a map My own grandfather worked on Oak Ridge He seldom said much about it and when he did, it was only as simple as that is where they built the bomb Of course, he meant the atomic bomb, Big Boy , the US dropped on Hiroshima Technically, Oak Ridge was the place where they rendered the uranium they needed for the making of the bomb It was one face of the Manhattan Project s trinity that included Hanford, WA White Plains, NM and Oak Ridge, TN.To know my mother and her parents once lived in the secret city made it worth the read, however dull it was The epilogue wasinteresting than the rest of the book as it had accounts from former residents and others affected by the atomic city I d still recommend it, if you have an interest in WWII or the atomic age


  6. Tommy Tommy 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 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 scratch, not even to mention the goings on of the Manhattan Project, were most interesting to me I wish there werefrom those displaced, andfrom those who lived through the founding and building of the town The book was published in the early 80 s.many of the people who lived in Oak Ridge during that time would have been alive.Picked this one up after visiting Oak Ridge last week Definitely worth a read if you re a World War II, American History or Tennessee History buff


  7. Carol Carol 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 timessuccessfully than others, to create a normal town in the middle of a classified military operation.


  8. Sara Sara 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 reservation and displaced people for the surrounding area My Grandmother actually lived there for awhile during war time, so it was kind of fun to learn about the place.


  9. Karen Karen says:

    Learned some things I didn t know about my hometown.


  10. Rasma Rasma 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.


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City Behind Fence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1942-1946 [BOOKS] ⚣ City Behind Fence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1942-1946 Author Charles W. Johnson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created by the US 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 por Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Fence: Oak ePUB ☆ was created by the US 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.

  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • City Behind Fence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1942-1946
  • Charles W. Johnson
  • English
  • 26 December 2017
  • 0870493094

About the Author: Charles W. Johnson

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