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Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon - Steve Sheinkin
Bomb: 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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596434875 (1596434872)
ASIN: 1596434872
Publisher: Flash Point
Pages no: 266
Edition language: English
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
4.5 Bomb
I’m trying to remember where I first heard about Bomb by Steve Sheinkin mentioned. Perhaps it was in list of 2013 Newbery Award Honor Books, or perhaps in the Nerdy Book Club review of The Green Glass Sea, which mentioned that Bomb would make a good companion book. One might hope that a book ab...
Kathryn Reads KidLit
Kathryn Reads KidLit rated it
4.0 Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
I really enjoyed listening to this book, learning a lot that I did not know about all that went on during this race. I did have a little problem keeping track of some of the many players involved, possibly because I was listening and not seeing the names. I don't think that this will be a book all...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
4.0 Bomb Book Review
This was a really fun read and I'm quite impressed with how easy it was to breeze through..for a nonfiction. I'll definitely be checking out more books by Steve Sheinkin. It is classified as a young adult (though I'm not really quite sure what makes a nonfiction young adult...besides maybe simplifie...
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5.0 American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert Oppenheimer
I am in the middle of moving from one country to another, so I just do not have the time to write a decent review of this excellent, marvelous book! Please, if you are at all interested in either history or amazing people grab this book soon. On closing this book the reader truly understand the atmo...
MargaretBolingMullin
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5.0 Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
4/26/13 ** Wow! This is history, but told with a strong narrative voice and attention to the quirks, strengths, and foibles of the characters involved. The book essentially follows three story lines - the Americans' and Germans' races to build an atomic bomb during WWII and the Russians attempt to ...
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