Content Based Book Discussion
Bomb by 2016-17 Guest Author Steve Sheinkin
PYA Staff Book Club
Bomb is a gripping narrative of the race between countries, spies, and scientists to create the first atomic bomb. It is extremely well researched and written and has a great deal of appeal to high school students. For more information, read the description below.
From the publisher: 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 scientific discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three 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 Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, risk-taking, deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.