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By Steve Sheinkin

ISBN-10: 1596438614

ISBN-13: 9781596438613

<p>In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a stunning discovery: whilst put subsequent to radioactive fabric, a Uranium atom break up in . that straightforward discovery introduced a systematic race that spanned three continents. In nice Britain and the USA, Soviet spies labored their method into the clinical neighborhood; in Norway, a commando strength slipped at the back of enemy traces to assault German heavy-water production; and deep within the barren region, one very good staff of scientists used to be hidden away at a distant web site at Los Alamos. this is often the tale of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's so much ambitious weapon. this can be the tale of the atomic bomb. </p><p>
<i>Bomb</i> is a 2012 nationwide booklet Awards finalist for younger People's Literature. </p><p>
<i>Bomb</i> is a 2012 <i>Washington Post</i> top young children Books of the 12 months title....

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Nausea swelled Gold’s throat as he saw a light brown, folded street map drop to the floor. ” Oh God, he thought. “So you were never west of the Mississippi,” said Brennan, bending down to lift the map. He opened it and saw, at the spot in Santa Fe where the Castillo Street Bridge crosses the Santa Fe River, an X marked in ink. ” demanded Brennan. Miller spun from the desk, stood, and watched Gold. Gold needed to speak quickly, needed to offer an explanation. But he froze. “Give me a minute,” he managed, falling heavily into his desk chair.

A former student of Oppenheimer’s, Serber was teaching at the University of Illinois in Urbana. He had no idea why Oppenheimer would want to see him. Oppenheimer drove to the campus and found Serber. They walked out of town and into the cornfields. When they were alone in the fields, Oppenheimer explained his work with the Uranium Committee. He told Serber he was about to be placed in charge of “fast-neutron research”—the study of speeding neutrons and fission. ” He wanted Serber in Berkeley as his assistant.

He would get his wish, and more. What Haukelid did not yet know was that a remote factory perched on the side of a cliff in Norway was the key to Germany’s top-secret atomic bomb project. Someone had to put that factory out of operation. And he was about to get the job. * * * BACK IN NORWAY, Hitler’s secret police force, the Gestapo, got Haukelid’s name and stormed his family’s house. They ransacked the place for evidence of his undercover work. A Gestapo officer cornered his mother, demanding information.

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