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Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown



by
Steve Sheinkin

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781250149015

Awards and Honors
2022 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children - Honor Book
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A follow up to the award-winning Bomb, celebrated nonfiction author Steve Sheinkin takes on the Cold War.

As World War II comes to a close, the United States and the Soviet Union emerge as the two greatest world powers on extreme opposites of the political spectrum. After the United States showed its hand with the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, the Soviets refuse to be left behind. With communism sweeping the globe, the two nations begin a neck-and-neck competition to build even more destructive bombs and conquer the Space Race. In their battle for dominance, spy planes fly above, armed submarines swim deep below, and undercover agents meet in the dead of night.

The Cold War game grows more precarious as weapons are pointed towards each other, with fingers literally on the trigger. The decades-long showdown culminates in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the world's close call with the third—and final—world war.Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs. 

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Format

Print

Page Count

352

Trim Size

9 3/10" x 6"

Dewey

972.9106

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2021

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Cold War (1947–1991). Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. Twentieth-century history of American and Soviet Union espionage. Foreign relations between the United States and Soviet Union. Diplomacy. Spies and spying. Nuclear weapons. Capitalism. Communism. Space race. 

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