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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 (Paperback)

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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 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 Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, risk taking, deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

Children'sGeneral non-fictionHistory general interestChildren'sGeneral non-fictionScience & technology Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 09/01/2018 ISBN-13: 9781250050649  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, including The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His recent book Bomb was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as theYALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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