The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous WeaponBook - 2012
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 hiddenaway 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.
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Review of Bomb in Cascadia Weekly (Wednesday, February 26, 2014) by WCLS Collection Support Manager, Lisa Gresham. (more)
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Non-fiction; reads like a spy novel. Excellent.
On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 war plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. 80,000 people were killed instantly. The devastation was immediately obvious even from the air and the plane’s co-pilot thought, “My God, what have we done?”
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