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Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon

by Sheinkin, Steve.

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Call number: Y 623.451 Sh, R Newbery Honor 2013

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth, West Youth

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Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

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Compelling History for Older Kids *and* Adults

This is an awesome piece of nonfiction for teens (but it works equally well for middle grade kids or adults) about the development of the atomic bomb just before, during, and after WWII. I learned a huge amount - I vaguely knew what the Manhattan Project was and that Robert Oppenheimer was involved and some tests took place under a stadium at the University of Chicago, but I had no idea about the fascinating details. I couldn't put this down; it reads very much like a spy thriller. It's important 20th c. history - still effecting us today.

It deserved the Newbery Honors it got!

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