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- The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
- By: Steve Sheinkin
- Narrated by: Roy Roy Samuelson
- Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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 discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.
So interesting and great performance!
- By Library on 04-22-13
What did you love best about Bomb?
All of the detail in this book made this history so real, alive, exciting! My parents lived during these events and, of course, they told me what they believed to be true. And I have read lots of books about America, but Bomb put everything together.
What did you like best about this story?
So many of the characters had real depth, even though there were many people involved in the events surrounding the development and use of "the ultimate weapon."
Which character – as performed by Roy Roy Samuelson – was your favorite?
Most important to me was understanding Oppenheimer. I've often wondered how a person who was obviously so intelligent would not understand the human cost of his work. But now I have a more complete picture of the man and much of what happened makes more sense to me.
Any additional comments?
As a teacher, I often try to convince kids how important history is...and how exciting it is...and this book is a perfect example of both.