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... 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.
Publish date: September 4th 2012
Publisher: Flash Point
Pages no: 266
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
, Middle Grade
, World War II
Wow wow wow this is not what I'm here for. "Another [danger] is that an actual government--like the secretive rulers of North Korea--might just be crazy enough to lash out with atomic bombs." ... you mean like the US did at the end of WWII because Japan wouldn't surrender? The book wants to be ...
Bomb: the Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin is a level Z on the Fountas and Pinnell reading level scale. Bomb: the Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon is about the scientific discoveries of atom splitting, and the covert operations of e...
The rating is probably slightly unfair, as it really is a reasonable overview of the American and Soviet atomic projects. It's aimed at younger readers, so was probably more simplistic that it could have been, but it was rarely dumbed down so much as cut for time and space. I would particularly have...
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...
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...