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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 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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  • 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

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