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Library Events: May Author Talk: Steve Sheinkin

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Title

May Author Talk: Steve Sheinkin 

Summary

Authors Speak Series 

Location

Upstairs Rotunda 

Building

Mesa Library 

EventType

General 

Start Time

5/23/2013 7:00 PM 

End Time

5/23/2013 8:30 PM 

All Day Event

 

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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/Pages/AuthorsSpeak.aspx 

Group Owner

Library 

Site Section

Services; Community; Visitors 

Site Subject

Activities; Arts; Education; General Info; History 

Workspace

Public Contact Email

libweb@lacnm.us 

Public Contact Name

Carol Meine 

Public Contact Phone

505 662 8253 

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