PBS NewsHour

Women on a Top-Secret Mission in 'Atomic City'

Clip: 03/26/2013 | 7m 8s

For the women whose lives are documented in the new book "The Girls of Atomic City," a top-secret mission during World War II gave them a chance to make history at a time when there were few career options. Ray Suarez talks to author Denise Kiernan about the women who helped enrich fuel for the first atomic bomb used in war.

Aired: 03/26/13

Rating: NR

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