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Denise Kiernan

Biography

Denise Kiernan

Denise Kiernan, author of THE LAST CASTLE, has been working as a writer for more than 20 years. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Reader's Digest, Discover and many more publications. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" during its Emmy award-winning first season and has produced for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC.

She has co-authored several popular history titles, including SIGNING THEIR LIVES AWAY, SIGNING THEIR RIGHTS AWAY and STUFF EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW. Her last book, THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times and NPR Bestseller, and was named as one of Amazon's "Top 100 Best Books of 2013." It was also awarded the 2014 American Political Science Association Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics or international affairs.

Throughout her career, Kiernan has been a featured guest on many radio and television shows, including NPR's "Weekend Edition," "PBS NewsHour," "MSNBC Morning Joe" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

Denise Kiernan

Books by Denise Kiernan

by Denise Kiernan - History, Nonfiction

Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House --- the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore --- and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy.

by Denise Kiernan - History, Nonfiction

Drawing from the voices and experiences of the women who lived and worked in the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of World War II from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage.