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

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Perfect for middle grade readers and history enthusiasts, New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents the fascinating and frightening true story of the creation behind the most destructive force that birthed the arms race and the Cold War in Bomb: The Race to Buildand Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. A Newbery Honor book A National Book Awards finalist for Young People's LiteratureA Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year titleIn 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.“This superb and exciting work of nonfiction would be a fine tonic for any jaded adolescent who thinks history is 'boring.' It's also an excellent primer for adult readers who may have forgotten, or never learned, the remarkable story of how nuclear weaponry was first imagined, invented and deployed—and of how an international arms race began well before there was such a thing as an atomic bomb.” —The Wall Street Journal“This is edge-of-the seat material that will resonate with YAs who clamor for true spy stories, and it will undoubtedly engross a cross-market audience of adults who dozed through the World War II unit in high school.” —The Bulletin (starred review)Also by Steve Sheinkin:The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & TreacheryThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil RightsUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamMost Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarWhich Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionKing George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American RevolutionTwo Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarBorn to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America

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subject_facet20th Century -- United States
Atomic bomb -- Germany -- History
Atomic bomb -- Germany -- History -- Juvenile literature
Atomic bomb -- History
Atomic bomb -- History -- Juvenile literature
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Electronic books
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General
Military & Wars -- History
Newbery Honor book, 2013
Operation Freshman, 1942
Operation Freshman, 1942 -- Juvenile literature
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' nominee book, 2015
World War, 1936-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Norway -- Vemork
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Norway -- Vemork -- Juvenile literature
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Juvenile literature
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Soviet Union
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Soviet Union -- Juvenile liteature
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Soviet Union -- Juvenile literature
title_displayBomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon
title_fullBomb : The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon Sheinkin, Steve.
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Bomb The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon [electronic resource] Sheinkin, Steve.
Bomb The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Bomb [CD sound recording] : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon / Steve Sheinkin
title_shortBomb
title_subThe Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
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Operation Freshman, 1942
Secret service
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