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Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon


Author: Steve  SHEINKIN
Publisher: Roaring Book Press
Subject/Category:  6-10
Year Reviewed:: 2014
ISBN: 9781596434875
Awards::  WAW
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 three 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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