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

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
Steve Sheinkin
Aug 9, 2021

One of the greatest scientific discoveries has been made - on the brink of a war. It’s 1938, and chemist Otto Hahn has discovered that neutrons, at a high enough speed, can cause uranium atoms to split apart, releasing a huge amount of energy. The idea of an atomic bomb slowly falls into place and spreads like lightning, as Germany begins its campaign across Europe. As Germany begins collecting uranium, the rest of the world needs to catch up and create their own atomic bombs. Renowned scientists coalesce in Los Alamos, researching the atomic bomb, even with spies in their midst. Meanwhile, Norwegian operatives sabotage German plants, slowing their research down. The race to build the bomb is riddled with fear, uncertainty, and deceit - and it’s all in Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon.

I loved this book. It really gives an insight to the background and it isn’t at all boring! In fact, it has as much action as a fiction book! The writing was clear and concise and the author did a great job of linking all the events together and telling different parts of the story from different perspectives. It’s no wonder this book earned so many awards! I learned a lot from this book and reading it was truly great. I’d give it a five out of five stars, and recommend this to teenagers and up.

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