Study Guide

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon Characters

By Steve Sheinkin

Robert Oppenheimer

Close your eyes. In your mind, summon up the most stereotypical image of a brilliant,...

Harry Gold

Just Your Run-Of-The-Mill International Man of MysteryHarry Gold was a pretty normal dude. He was...

Klaus Fuchs

Before we get started, we think it is important to instruct you on how to say Klaus's last name....

Leslie Groves

Leslie Groves was a huge bulldog of a man who was known for getting impossible projects done on...

Theodore Hall

Theodore—or Ted, as most people called him—was a genius physicist who graduated high...

Knut Haukelid

Knut Haukelid was an awe-inspiring Norwegian skier/hiker/radio-operator/saboteur/Jason Bourne. He...

President Harry Truman

A name you probably recognize from your history books, Harry Truman is better known as the...

Scientists

A physicist present at the Chicago Pile test.Robert BacherA physicist who supervised the assembly...

Politicians and Military Guys

A Japanese war minister, Anami voted not to accept the Potsdam Declaration.General Seizo...

KGB

Cohen was the KGB spy/courier who replaced Saville Sax to get a final interview with Ted Hall....

FBI

Tow FBI agents who were sent to interrogate Harry Gold in 1950.Robert LamphereAn FBI...

Communists

Black was the guy who helped Harry Gold get a much-needed job in a soap factory during the Great...

Norwegians

Fehmer was Chief of Gestapo intelligence in Norway during the war.Knut Haugland and Arne...

Women Who are Mentioned Once

Barbara Chevalier was Haakon's wife.Knut Haukelid's MotherOne seriously courageous woman,...

Eyewitnesses

A ten-year-old boy with his little brother at the time of the Hiroshima explosionMichihiko...

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