Atomic Talks: Workers vs. Leaders

Every week discussion posts on this year's community read will be uploaded so that members of the community can interact in a digital space! A full list of these questions can be found on the publishers site. This week we talk about the contributions made to the atomic bomb:

8. “The most ambitious war project in military history rested squarely on the shoulders of tens of thousands of ordinary people, many of them young women.” (page 159) Compare how The Girls of Atomic City contrasts “ordinary people” to the extraordinary leaders behind the atomic bomb: the General, the Scientist, and the Engineer. Are the decision-makers portrayed as fully as the workers? Do the workers get as much credit as the leaders?

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