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Bomb : The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Paperback) (Steve Sheinkin)

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The true story of the race to create the most dangerous weapon in historyperfect for middle grade readers and history enthusiasts

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 an acclaimed nonfiction book from award-winning author Steve Sheinkin.

A 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's LiteratureA 2012 Washington PostA Best Kids Books of the Year titleA 2013 Newbery Honor book

Praise for Bomb:

“This superb and exciting work of nonfiction would be a fine tonic for any jaded adolescent who thinks history is "boring." It's also an excellent primer for adult readers who may have forgotten, or never learned, the remarkable story of how nuclear weaponry was first imagined, invented and deployed—and of how an international arms race began well before there was such a thing as an atomic bomb.” —The Wall Street Journal

“This is edge-of-the seat material that will resonate with YAs who clamor for true spy stories, and it will undoubtedly engross a cross-market audience of adults who dozed through the World War II unit in high school.” —The Bulletin, starred review

“[R]eads like an international spy thriller, and that's the beauty of it.” —School Library Journal, starred review

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, a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title, and a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

Number of Pages: 298
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History, Soviet Union
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Steve Sheinkin
Language: English
Street Date: January 9, 2018
TCIN: 16113154
UPC: 9781250050649
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-6744
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