Doc McDuke's Books for Kids!

Bomb: The Race to Build-and steal--the World's most Dangerous Weapon


In the winter of 1938, a chemist in a German lab made an earth-shattering discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in half. This one discovery launched a scientific free for all that spanned three continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies wormed their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force crept behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water plants; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists, hiding away in a remote site in New Mexico, began creating the world's most formidable weapon. This is the fascinating cloak and dagger story of the creation of the atomic bomb. (middle grade readers)