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Bomb: The Race to Build- and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous WeaponIn December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents.
- Margaret A. Edwards Award 2020, Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2013
- ISBN: 9781596434875
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarSheinkin's latest is a thrilling journalistic account of government insider Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers and exposed the questionable decisions that led to the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. This cinematic work simultaneously recounts a history of the Vietnam War, details the complete reversal of one man's loyalties, chronicles the downfall of a presidential administration, examines First Amendment rights, and explores honor and morality. A timely exploration of American history that crackles with tension and excitement.
- Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2016
- ISBN: 9781596439528
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
Treating history as mystery, Steve Sheinkin explores the means, motives and opportunities of America's most infamous spy and as he reveals Arnold's path towards treason. This cradle to grave biography emphasizes the political, social and military issues within the Colonial army and how Arnold ambitiously maneuvered his own career through grit and determination.
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil RightsThe true, but little-known story of 50 black sailors who chose to defy the Navy by refusing to return to duty after an explosion killed 320 servicemen at Port Chicago during WWII. Hoffman lends his even-tempered voice to distinguish the story of each individual involved and conveys what happened to them in this emotional and important episode in U.S. history.