The Manhattan Project National Historical Park and the American Museum of Science and Energy team up in December to present Ann Hagedorn’s “Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away” for their monthly online book club.
Read and participate in the discussions on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS. Discussions begin Thursday, December 2 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday until December 30.
The Book Club will be joined by author Ann Hagedorn, former Wall Street Journal writer and award-winning author of six non-fiction narrative books, through a series of videos with park staff to discuss this exciting non-fiction narrative, “a press release said.
Throughout the month, the group delved into the story of George Koval, the only Red Army intelligence officer to successfully secure Manhattan Project security clearances. Working in both Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Dayton, Ohio, Koval was instrumental in the Soviet Union’s development of its first atomic bomb.
The 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 World War II. This story consists in part of a town known as Oak Ridge and over 75,000 people who lived in the Secret Town. For more information, visit the park’s 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.