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

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 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. 

Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Flash Point (September 4, 2012)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596434875