The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
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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