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Compelling History: Bomb Book Review

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin In Bomb: The Race to Build —And Steal—The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, Steve Sheinkin introduces young readers to the many plots and subplots involved in the creation of the world’s first nuclear bomb. Extensively researched, Bomb employs primary sources from declassified FBI files to simultaneously tell of Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, Soviet espionage, and Allied efforts to sabotage Nazi Germany’s ability to develop the bomb first. Sheinkin weaves together the stories of some of the 20th century’s most famous and notorious figures—the ingenious, courageous,…

La Vie en Rose

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas provides a great opportunity for the cultivation of moral sensibilities in young people. What is more, it is an interesting read, particularly for those who have a personal connection to the history that surrounds the Holocaust.