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Fallout : spies, superbombs, and the ultimate Cold War showdown  Cover Image Book Book

Fallout : spies, superbombs, and the ultimate Cold War showdown / Steve Sheinkin.

Sheinkin, Steve, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781250149015
  • ISBN: 1250149010
  • Physical Description: 342 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references pages (323-332) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The paperboy -- Part 1: Two hollow coins. Cold warrior -- Hollow coin #1 -- The super -- The long game -- The worst spy -- The turtle and the dragon -- Early warning -- Secret world -- We will bury you -- Man or monster? -- Hollow coin #2 -- Zugzwang -- Alive and kicking -- Center stage -- Little boy blue -- Part 2: The hedgehog and the pants. Origin story -- First pitch -- The countdown -- Over America -- The Bay of Pigs -- The headless spy -- Light the candle -- Vienna -- Time to start -- The Berlin Wall -- Human race -- Out of the East -- The decision -- Part 3: Eyeball to eyeball. Grave issues -- Special weapons -- Milk run -- Bullfighter -- Pretty bad fix -- Your move -- The Cuban missile crisis -- If time permits -- Blink -- Knot of war -- Final offer -- First shot -- Moscow time -- Rematch -- Epilogue: Choose your own ending.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14 Roaring Brook Press.
Grades 7-9 Roaring Brook Press.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 6.6 11.0 Accelerated Reader Quiz #513373.
Awards Note:
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2022
Subject: Cold War > Juvenile literature.
United States > Foreign relations > Soviet Union > Juvenile literature.
Soviet Union > Foreign relations > United States > Juvenile literature.
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 > Juvenile literature.
Espionage, American > Soviet Union > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Espionage, Soviet > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Cold War.
United States > Foreign relations > Soviet Union.
Soviet Union > Foreign relations.
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
Espionage, American > Soviet Union > History > 20th century.
Espionage, Soviet > History > 20th century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / United States / History / 20th century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Military & Wars.
Genre: Informational works.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 972.9106 SHEINKIN 2021 (Text) 523009 Non-Fiction Available -

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