Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin

Summary:  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.

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One thought on “Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin

  1. I really liked this book. It presented the information very well and was a informative and interesting read. It had a few graphs and pictures but none in a wrong place. This would probably be in my top 7. It is about the race to make the atomic bomb and the process of make it. Although, it does not tell you how to make one. Which might be cool but very unwise. All in all this is my favorite nonfiction this year.

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