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City Behind a Fence by Charles W. Johnson and The Oak Ridge Story by George O. Robinson give an excellent overview of how Oak Ridge came to be. The Oak Ridgers by Martha Cardwell Sparrow paints a vivid picture of daily life in the "frontier town." We'll Call it Wheat by Dorathy Moneymaker chronicles the thriving Wheat Community that was here before Oak Ridge. In addition to these titles you will find materials about the Manhattan Project and the making of the first atomic bomb. The Manhattan Project by Stephane Groueff, Now It Can Be Told by Leslie Groves, and The Road to Trinity by Kenneth D. Nichols are accounts of this important and interesting time in our history.