BOMB: The Race to Build and Steal

the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Steve Sheinkin


Historical Non-fiction


•Atomic bomb -- History

 •World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Russia.

 •World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain

 •World War, 1939-1945 -- Vemork (Norway)

 •Operation Freshman, 1942

 •Atomic bomb



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.