In December of , a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two.. . This book about the history of the atomic bomb discusses the race to build a bomb, and the impact of the weapon on the world. Bomb. The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon. Bomb_3d In December of , a chemist in a German laboratory made a.

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At the same time Germany was producing and shipping large quantities of heavy water out of Norway, to facilitate their own bomb development. See all 8 questions about Bomb…. How Tech Is Changing Childhood. I absolutely agree with all the other raves on this one. The more daring and intricate the plot, the better. Many of those who had important roles in inventing the bomb, protecting state secrets, and procuring information for the Soviets are introduced in this book.

Louis Post-Dispatch Missouri in called it the best nonfiction book and stated that it was a ‘ We learn about the scientists and spies, their lives and the events leading up to and following the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. The author does not shy from describing the ravages of war in graphic detail: They tested it out a lot of times.

Do you like spy thrillers? Even though I knew the ultimate outcome of this book before reading it, the book still had moments of suspense and kept me on the edge of my seat.

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

This mesmerizing account of the creation of the first atomic bomb describes three interconnected plot lines that follow the Allies’ efforts to prevent the Germans from sheinikn an the atomic bomb, the Americans’ efforts to build the bomb, and the Soviets’ determination to obtain the plans being used by American scientists. It used it anatomically correctly, and in a totally appropriate setting. Retrieved from ” https: Also by Steve Sheinkin. How is this account of World War II resemble, or differ from, others you’ve seen or read?


I don’t know why Sheinkin decided to write the epilogue in more casual language than the rest of the book.

They must keep this a secret though and pass information hoping stebe be the first to build the atomic bomb. As the cover suggests, the first thread concerns our attempt to build bombs exponentially more destructive than anything the world has seen.

As the race commenced between the U. Mainly, the book portrays the scientists, military officials, and private citizens involved as complex human beings with personal reasons for playing whatever roles they played in these historical events.

By killing thousands of civilians in atomic fire, Japan’s emperor was forced into shheinkin an unconditional surrender the military leaders probably sheinkni would have agreed to. For articles with similar titles, see The Bomb disambiguation. It ties in everything we know about the creation of the atomic bomb and makes it so anyone can understand the process the bomb went through to being built.

Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon Book Review

I was ready to proclaim it the book of the year, the clear Newbery choice, a must-read. Graphic descriptions of the hy and wounded after the attack on Hiroshima are included, including blood, darkness, a charred landscape and falling structures. Having read this you want more details, more in- Please note that this book has received awards for its excellence for young adults. We were sure it was going to be a huge hit; actually sehinkin ended up deep in debt.

Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options I really don’t think young readers need a lecture about how scary nuclear warfare is. Foreground by Tristan Elwell, background courtesy of U. And fission was discovered by Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner in It is amazing how differently the people spying for the Soviets were punished….

In Great Britain and the Sheinki States, Soviet spies bby 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.


And the Soviet Union, lacking the know-how to make an atom bomb, planted spies to steal the plans seinkin the U. Learn how we rate. What Was His Problem? Nothing like a bit of melodrama to jack up a review, don’t you know.

There is one mention of Oppenheimer’s spending the night at the home of a woman who is …more Yes, I think so. The technology finally in place—at least theoretically—after years of grueling intellectual labor by Oppenheimer and his support staff, a test was scheduled for the new bomb. I gave this book three stars because I like it.

These were brilliant men with eccentric minds—if they didn’t think differently from others, how could they come up with innovative ideas? I wondered if the Germans did anything to Knut Haukelid’s stevee mother, how the radiation affected people on the project and those living around the town, what Oppenheimer did after being forced out, how does the gun assembly work, how did the absent-minded Oppenheimer find a wife and have an affair, bomg more.

Bomb : The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

It reads like a James Bond movie scene with spies being air dropped into a remote secret location, skiing down the alps in white camouflage to observe their target. Lines such as this one are peppered in the book’s pages, prompting reflection on humankind’s potential for destruction and making readers such as me wonder how many of those scientists would have taken back all that they had learned and used to create the bomb if they could have.

Along the way we have espionage, spies, counter intelligence agents, many secrets and different countries trying to steal information from the United States. The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. Trust me, this is just one of many delicious details you’ll eat up in this nonfiction story. Hardcoverpages.

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