The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
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Equal parts history, adventure novel, and cloak-and-dagger tale, this is the exciting story of the atomic bomb and three men who figured prominently in its creation and legacy.
The book presents compelling portraits of Robert Oppenheimer, the "father" of the bomb; Harry Gold, an American who had been committing low-level espionage for the Soviets but eventually passed the bomb’s technology to them; and Knut Haukelid, a Norwegian resistance fighter who worked to sabotage Nazi plants so that they couldn’t build a bomb of their own. The sparkling writing makes the book a great read for anyone—even adults—but students in grades as low as 5–8 will have little trouble with comprehension.
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5 and up