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BOMB: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

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Transcript of BOMB: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

MOSCOW, U.S.S.R
Meanwhile, the Soviets are in a desperate fight on the eastern front. Their leader, Joseph Stalin is determined to infiltrate the Manhattan Project with spies and steal plans for the atomic bomb...
BOMB
By Steve Sheinkin
GERMANY, 1938
The Nazi Party has taken control and Hitler is making a power move to take over Europe in a Blitzkrieg -
LIGHTNING WAR.
The world is on the brink of war!
BERLIN
When chemist Otto Hahn unintentionally splits uranium atoms in two, he doesn't believe it. It's impossible, but if not, "You'd have the most powerful bomb ever built!"
the race is on!
WASHINGTON, DC, 1939
President Roosevelt, upon receiving a letter from Einstein, is moved to action - establishing the
TOP SECRET
Uranium Committee.
PEARL HARBOR, HI
Dec 7, 1941
Japan attacks, killing 2390 American soldiers and sailors. The U.S. declares war on Japan and Germany declares war on the U.S.
It's World War II - the Allied Powers: The U.S., Great Britain, & the U.S.S.R. against the Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, & Japan.
Los Alamos, NM 1942
Robert Oppenheimer, is appointed to lead an elite team of physicists in the development of the atomic bomb. It was called...
The Manhattan
Project
...the cold war begins. How will it end? You may think you know but...
Check out Bomb: The race to build - and steal - the world's most dangerous weapon
at your local library and read the TOP SECRET account!
a booktalk digital presentation by Carolyn Jackson, ESU LI832XJ
Word spreads quickly across the Atlantic.
The race to build - and steal - the world's most dangerous weapon
The Book:
Sheinkin S. (2012). Bomb:The race to build - and steal - the world's most dangerous weapon. New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Music:
"Oppressive Gloom" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
The British are throwing everything they have into the war effort - sending their top scientists to work on the Manhattan Project in American.
Closer to home a select group of Norwegians receive training as British commandos. Their mission: to stall Germany's atomic research by sabotaging the Vermork heavy water plant in Norway.
Great Britain
1942
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