AUTHORSheinkin, Steve
TITLEBomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
PUBLISHERRoaring Brook Press
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2012
ISBN978-1-59643-487-5


The author weaves an interesting tale of the events and people associated with the development and use of the first nuclear weapons. It begins with the discovery of nuclear fission in Germany in 1939 and continues through the arrest of Russian spy Harry Gold in 1950. Although the book is classified as young adult non-fiction, the descriptions of the roles played by daring spies, eminent scientists, world leaders, and resourceful military personnel make it attractive to a general audience. The fast-paced narrative keeps the story moving by providing essential facts while avoiding unnecessary details. Notes on sources and quotations are included.


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