Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
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.

 

About Steve Sheinkin

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Steve Sheinkin is the recipient of the YASLA award for Excellence in Nonfiction. He resides in Saratoga Springs, New York.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Flash Point. 273 pages
Genres: History, War, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror.

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In late December 1938, German chemist Otto Hahn discovered that uranium atoms could be split, and just a few months later the race to build an atomic bomb was on.

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The race to build the bomb and Jewish resistance in World War II are the subjects of two nonfiction books.

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The race to build the bomb and Jewish resistance in World War II are the subjects of two nonfiction books.

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The race to build the bomb and Jewish resistance in World War II are the subjects of two nonfiction books.

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In his highly readable storytelling style, Sheinkin (The Notorious Benedict Arnold) weaves together tales of scientific and technological discovery, back-alley espionage, and wartime sabotage in a riv

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Girl Bomb by Janice Erlbaum is a great book that the reader will have a hard time putting down. In t.

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... Has modern warfare given US presidents too much power?

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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.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that the nonfiction Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, a 2013 Newbery Honor Book, gives a detailed, suspenseful account of developing the first atom bombs, and t...

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... (Before It's News) · Bomb. by Andrew Palmer. While I do enjoy reading a great fiction book, I would much rather curl up with non-fiction book ...

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... Dad's Book Review: Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin. If you haven't noticed, I've been kind of slacking on my blog. I'm juggling so many other things- ...

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So often, the best nonfiction is described as "reading like fiction"—meaning it makes a subject come alive in a way that keeps a reader eagerly turning the pages. Here we are treated to not one but three such stories, each more gripping than the last. The first focuses on the development, another...

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