Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon is a non-fiction Newberry Honor book by Steve Sheinkin. The spy-thriller-style narrative of Bomb follows three major figures in the development of the atomic bomb: Soviet spy Harry Gold, Manhattan Project leader J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Knut Haukelid, who sabotaged German bomb efforts while working for the Norwegian resistance. Bomb is a history of espionage, deceit, and politics.
A bomb is conventionally an encased explosive or chemical, triggered by a fuse or by impact, that is used in warfare. Bombs can be flung by hand or through a barrel, propelled by a rocket, carrie...