Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
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.
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Review: Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous WeaponUser Review - Carlos - Goodreads
Bomb is a book that describes the race to build the atomic bomb. It starts with the discovery that uranium atoms can be split in two. Scientists find out that they can use this discovery as a new form ... Read full review
Review: Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous WeaponUser Review - Michelle Pegram - Goodreads
The story of the making of the atomic bomb has been deftly woven into a page-turning. edge-of-your-seat, thriller with unbelievable choices, shocking intrigue, and devastating consequences ... Read full review
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