AUTHORYates, Sam / Lee, Baldwin, Eds.
TITLEThrough the Lens of Ed Westcott: A Photographic History of World War II's Secret City
PUBLISHERThe University of Tennessee Press
CITYKnoxville, TN
DATE PUBLISHED2005
ISBN0-9761663-1-3


This book focuses on the work of James Edward Wescott, the official photographer of the Oak Ridge site of the Manhattan Project. The commentary accompanying the photographs describes Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II and the precise accuracy with which Westcott portrayed his subjects in that environment. The photographs capture the humanity in a city that is remembered primarily for producing the materials for the first atomic bomb. They portray many aspects of life among residents from all social classes, from 1942 to 1946. Commentary and narrative in the book was written by Baldwin Lee, an art professor at the University of Tennessee, and Sam Yates, the director of an art museum in Knoxville, Tennessee.


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