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Authors Speak Series: May Author Talk: Steve Sheinkin

Date: 
05/23/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Steve Sheinkin is the former history textbook writer and current award-winning  author of several fascinating books on American history, most recently Bomb:  The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.
Bomb is a multiple award winner: it was selected as a Newbery Honor Book in 2013. Sheinkin’s true story of the atomic bomb’s inception was also awarded both the ALA’s Robert F. Sibert Medal for “most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year” and the Young Adult Library Service Association’s Award for Excellence in  Nonfiction. It was also a 2012 National Book Award Finalist, Young People's Literature.
His title The Notorious Benedict Arnold won both the 2012 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the  Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for non-fiction. Steve lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

About BOMB: In 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 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

 

URL: http://www.losalamosnm.us/library/Lists/MesaLibraryEvents/DispForm.aspx?ID=626&RootFolder=%2Flibrary%2FLists%2FMesaLibraryEvents

 

Location - Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library
                 2400 Central Avenue
                 Los Alamos, NM 87544,

Contact Info:-

Name: Carol Meine,

Email: libweb@lacnm.us,

Phone: 505 662 8253