The Race to Build--And Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon

By Steve Sheinkin
(Flash Point, Hardcover, 9781596434875, 272pp.)

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

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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.

About the Author
Steve Sheinkin is the writer and illustrator of "The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Wisdom and Wit in the Wild West, " for which he won "Moment Magazine's" Emerging Writer Award in children's literature; "Rabbi Harvey Rides Again: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Folktales Let Loose in the Wild West" and "Rabbi Harvey vs. the Wisdom Kid: A Graphic Novel of Dueling Jewish Folktales in the Wild West".

Steve Sheinkin is available to speak on the following topics: Drawing ComicsGraphic NovelsJewish FolktalesJewish Wisdom

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