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Denise Kiernan is the author of the New York Times Bestselling nonfiction title, "The Girls of Atomic City" (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster). http://GirlsOfAtomicCity.com).

As a journalist, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Saveur, Discover, Ms., Sports Illustrated for Kids, Conde Nast Sports for Women and others. In addition to her books for adults and children, she was head writer for ABC's "Who Wants to be Millionaire" during its Emmy award-winning first season and has produced for ESPN, MSNBC and others.

She has been a featured guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, PBS NewsHour, NPR's Weekend Edition, MSNBC's Morning Joe and C-SPAN.

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“So the Next time September 17 rolls around, eat a hot dog, watch some fireworks, and celebrate Constitution Day - that fateful date in 1787 when thirty-nine sweaty men dressed in stockings signed their names to the United States Constitution.”
Denise Kiernan, Signing Their Lives Away

“The "hillbilly" girls were generating more enriched Tubealloy per run than the PhDs had...The District Engineer understood perfectly. Those girls...had been trained like soldiers. Do what you're told. Don't ask why.”
Denise Kiernan, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

“On occasion, people who tried to write family members living at Site X by addressing the letters to “Oak Ridge” got those letters returned to sender with a note reading simply: “There is no such place as Oak Ridge, Tennessee.”
Denise Kiernan, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

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