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

Steve Sheinkin (Author)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

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.

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SKU 135478
ISBN 9781250149015
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 890L
Page Count 352
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Middle Grade Nonfiction
Primary Contributor Steve Sheinkin
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Roaring Brook Press