The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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A well-researched, well-told story.
Even though it is written for middle grade readers, adults will learn something, too. It is a story about the science of and history behind atomic weapons.
General CEO lord sir piethe1
A good book
Very informative and well told. 5 stars!
- Level: Grades 5-9
- Category: History
- Published: Sep 04, 2012
- Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 272 Pages
- Language: English