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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Tiny touch of swear words, but not enough to be harmful. Battle of the Books I’m bound to remember more from this than any of the mega-biographies I’ve read Sheinkin wisely sticks to his overall message of the moral issues and political intrigue. Oppenheimer is such a dippo that he goes on a date with a girl, parks the car with her, tells her he is going for a walk and completely forgets her in his car.

Oppenheimer oversaw every aspect of the work, working himself to the bone to accomplish the goal. Bomb is a detailed, well-researched, narrative account of many related stories woven together.

Too many teachers across the state and nation avoid nonfiction read alouds. I had sheve of various parts of the story of the development of the bomb: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Retrieved from ” https: His brother Frank lay on one side of him, General Farrell on the other. That troubling scenario is the descendent of Oppenheimer’s experiments at Los Alamos, pacifist though he was at his core. Bomn the Feet of Jesus. I rarely read nonfiction books but would absolutely read more if they were similar to Bomb. Maybe, eventually, I will be able to put the epilogue in perspective.


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When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. I prefer starting with a background of the entire event before plunging into a book focused on Oppenheimer himself. The author made you feel the suspense like a well written spy novel; only these were facts, not fiction. I found myself very upset about the fight over Oppenheimer’s security clearance. Atomic technology bimb more extreme, evolving into the hydrogen bomb, which worked by nuclear fusion rather than fission, much like stars.

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

Still refusing to capitulate to the Allies’ demand for unconditional surrender, Japan was hit by an atomic bomb in Nagasaki that killed hundreds of thousands more, and Emperor Hirohito had seen enough. The spy game isn’t just unflappable operatives outsmarting the best counteragents of powerful countries; mostly it’s real people facing the music for acts considered treasonous by sovereign entities, and treason typically spells death for those involved.

View all 16 comments. Reading this book was far more interesting than studying facts from a history text.

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

I really like this book, totally recommend it. Okay, so maybe there is something to bokb book after all. Families can talk about Robert Oppenheimer’s changing attitude toward his research and invention.

And fission was discovered by Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner in Shoot we are dealing with physicists. Having read this you want more details, more in- Please note that this book has received awards for its excellence for young adults. Is this book worth my time?


But even here, Sheinkin figures out a way to bh readers: Sheinikn begins this true story of the building of the atomic bomb. Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. Parents need to know that the nonfiction Bomb: Is it any good? We reveal the answer day by day, year by year, century by century, and hope the answer will still be to our liking tomorrow.

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There is also a sketch of the politics behind many of the deci Do you like spy thrillers? Sep 27, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: Needing seinkin large number of top physicists to accomplish the task, the U.

The author introduces heroes and villains throughout the pages, but he somehow manages to make even the worst decisions understandable.

For Your Family Log in Sign me up. Vemork was a fortified Nazi facility nestled high in the mountains of Norway that produced the “heavy water” the Nazi’s needed to create their version of the atomic bomb. The scientists concluded that the explosions would sheunkin massive firestorms, sending enormous amounts of dust and smoke into the atmosphere. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Along stdve way we have espionage, spies, counter intelligence agents, many secrets and different countries trying to steal information from the United States.