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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 is a 2013 Newbery Honor, winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal, and a National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio
  • 130 x 150 x 28mm | 136g
  • Ballantine Books Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0804122180
  • 9780804122184
  • 1,978,481

About Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, most recently The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction, and received three starred reviews. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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