The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Sheinkin, Steve

(eBook - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012
ISBN: 1596438614
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

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The atom bomb was developed under strict secrecy in New Mexico, but all around the world there were spies and military commandoes protecting it, as well as Soviet spies trying to find out about it.

Aug 07, 2014
  • angemon44 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

just orderd this book for summer reading. im so excited

Jun 23, 2014
  • epadomek rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this book very fascinating to read! It was amazing to learn things like how Oppenheimer almost wasn't allowed to work on the Manhattan project because the FBI was concerned about him having ties to communists. So many other interesting things, I don't want to give away!


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