The Manhattan Project National Historical Park and the American Museum of Science and Energy are partnering in December to feature "Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away" by Ann Hagedorn for their monthly online book club.
Read along and join in on the discussions on Manhattan Project National Historical Park’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS. Discussions begin Thursday Dec. 2 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday through Dec. 30.
"The book club will be joined by author Ann Hagedorn, former Wall Street Journal staff writer and award-winning author of six narrative nonfiction books, through a series of videos with park staff to discuss this thrilling narrative nonfiction," a news release stated.
Throughout the month, the group w dive into the story of George Koval, the only Red Army intelligence officer to successfully gain security clearances within the Manhattan Project. Working in both Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Dayton, Ohio, Koval was instrumental in the Soviet Union’s development of their first atomic bomb.
Manhattan Project National Historical Park tells the story of the people, events, science, and engineering that led to the creation of the Atomic Bomb, which helped end WWII. That story consists partly of a city that came to be known as Oak Ridge and over 75,000 people that lived in the secret city. For more information, visit the park website at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm, or contact the park’s Oak Ridge Visitor Center at (865) 482-1942. Follow the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS, on Twitter at @MnhtnProjectNPS, and on Instagram @manhattanprojectnps.
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