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Bomb

The Race To Build And Steal The World's Most Dangerous Weapon

By Steve Sheinkin

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.


Format: Book
Author: Sheinkin, Steve
Summary: Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
Title: Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon / Steve Sheinkin.
Publisher Date: New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2012.
Subject: Atomic bomb -- History -- Teen literature. World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Soviet Union -- Teen literature. World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Teen literature. World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Norway -- Vemork -- Teen literature. Operation Freshman, 1942 -- Teen literature. Atomic bomb -- Germany -- History -- Teen literature.
Isbn: 9781596434875 (hc) 1596434872 (hc) 1596434872 9781596434875
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System Items Total: 14
Call Number: TNF 623.45119 She
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Bib Id: 409951

Format: Book
Author: Sheinkin, Steve
Summary: Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
Title: Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon / Steve Sheinkin.
Publisher, Date: New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2012.
Description: 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Atomic bomb -- History -- Teen literature.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Soviet Union -- Teen literature.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Teen literature.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Norway -- Vemork -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Operation Freshman, 1942 -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Atomic bomb -- Germany -- History -- Teen literature.
Other Title: Race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-259) and index.
LCCN: 2011044096
ISBN: 9781596434875 (hc)
ISBN: 1596434872 (hc)
ISBN: 1596434872
ISBN: 9781596434875
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 14
Call Number: TNF 623.45119 She