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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 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 by award-winning author Steve Sheinkin, is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young Peoples Literature, a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title, and a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

About the Author

Steve Sheinkin  is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, including The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His recent book Bomb was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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Sheinkin, Steve
Square Fish
United States - 20th Century
History - Military & Wars
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
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Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
black and white photos throughout
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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Children's » History » World History
Children's » Nonfiction » US History
Children's » Nonfiction » World History » General

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