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Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
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Books on Tape 2013
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IL: UG - BL: 6.9 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
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Description
Perfect for middle grade readers and history enthusiasts, New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents the fascinating and frightening true story of the creation behind the most destructive force that birthed the arms race and the Cold War in Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon.
A Newbery Honor book
A National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature
Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title
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 three 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.
“This superb and exciting work of nonfiction would be a fine tonic for any jaded adolescent who thinks history is 'boring.' It's also an excellent primer for adult readers who may have forgotten, or never learned, the remarkable story of how nuclear weaponry was first imagined, invented and deployed―and of how an international arms race began well before there was such a thing as an atomic bomb.” ―The Wall Street Journal
“This is edge-of-the seat material that will resonate with YAs who clamor for true spy stories, and it will undoubtedly engross a cross-market audience of adults who dozed through the World War II unit in high school.” ―The Bulletin (starred review)
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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
01/08/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780804122214
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.9, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
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Steve Sheinkin. (2013). Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. Unabridged Books on Tape.

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Steve Sheinkin. 2013. Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. Books on Tape.

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Steve Sheinkin, Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. Books on Tape, 2013.

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Steve Sheinkin. Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2013.

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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.
“This superb and exciting work of nonfiction would be a fine tonic for any jaded adolescent who thinks history is 'boring.' It's also an excellent primer for adult readers who may have forgotten, or never learned, the remarkable story of how nuclear weaponry was first imagined, invented and deployed―and of how an international arms race began well before there was such a thing as an atomic bomb.” ―The Wall Street Journal
“This is edge-of-the seat material that will resonate with YAs who clamor for true spy stories, and it will undoubtedly engross a cross-market audience of adults who dozed through the World War II unit in high school.” ―The Bulletin (starred review)
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A Newbery Honor book
A National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature
Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title
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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...
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