“In the end, this is a difficult story to sum up. The making of the atomic bomb is one of history’s most amazing examples of teamwork and genius and poise under pressure. But it’s also the story of how humans created a weapon capable of wiping our species off the planet. It’s a story with no end in sight. And, like it or not, you’re in it.” Epilogue, Bomb: The Race to Build – And Steal – The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
This month’s book was non-fiction that read like fiction. Part thriller, part history, part science, it was a page turner that changed the way we all thought about science, WWII, and atomic weapons.
This month was the 4th annual father-son rendition of our book club, a favorite tradition for the boys (and dads).
Making explosions, having a thoughtful discussion about atomic warfare and science, feasting on pop rockets, and watching a video of the author talking about the book pretty much sums up the fun.
Nothing like some good ole combos of alka selzers, water, and film canisters, baking soda and vinegar, and pop and Mentos.
All in all, another great meeting. Grateful to all the dads for being part of our book club!