Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book)

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Grades 5 - 12Grades 4 - 12Z6.960534

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 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title.

Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

Paperback, 304 pages
Published on January 9, 2018 by Square Fish
ISBN-10: 1250050642
ISBN-13: 9781250050649
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  • tymyvizezibaxi
    tymyvizezibaxiTuesday, November 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm55 stars
    This is an excellent book it's about a group of scientists that are building an atomic bomb in world war 2 but they are being spied by the soviets and they are racing the germans what will happen read the book to find out.
    • sparta_o_nine
      sparta_o_nineMonday, August 6, 2018 at 7:10 am55 stars
      Amazing book. Really recommend for you to read it.
      • mgruening
        mgrueningTuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:53 am
        I really am enjoying this book!!!
        • braydencreekside
          braydencreeksideTuesday, March 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm
          I really liked this historical race to build the atomic bomb