Told in a matter of fact tone by Roy Samuelson with just the right breaths to keep you riveted to the story we learn what it took to invent the world's most destructive weapon. We learn how the team of geniuses who came up and carried out the concept of annihilation were assembled and a little bit about their private lives. This book, a winner of multiple awards, will interest not just the young people interested in science but adults as well. Ages 10+ Maria Gentle
While American scientists hidden in the desert worked feverishly on a secret project, enemy spies infiltrated the highest, most secure levels of government. Both sides during World War II tried to sabotage the enemy’s progress toward making a deadly weapon that would ensure victory. Backmatter further enhances the strong text.