Robyn Lee


Outstanding, Young Adult, Steve Sheinkin, World War II, Soviet Union, FBI, Secret Service, Great Britain, Norway, Germany, Japan, Spy, Atomic Bomb, Nonfiction

Document Type

Book Review


Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon takes young adult readers through the years leading up to the first use of the atomic bomb by the United States against Japan in World War II. Bombreads like a thriller as you follow the story lines about the scientists in the United States trying to build a functional bomb, their counterparts in Great Britain, and the espionage the Soviets used to successfully steam information. Steve Sheinkin takes you behind the scenes to learn about some of the most influential people in scientific history and what they had to sacrifice in order to reach their objective: the atomic bomb.