Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

by Steve Sheinkin

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split intwo.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 266 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.12 out of 5
  • Published September 4th 2012 by Flash Point
  • Original Title: Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
  • ISBN: 1596434872 (ISBN13: 9781596434875)
  • Edition Language: English
  • URL: Go To Website
  • Literary Awards: Newbery Honor (2013)
  • Sibert Medal (2013)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2015)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2014)
  • National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature (2012) ...more YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction (2013)...less
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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.