Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search




Book

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

Sheinkin, Steve, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Summary:

"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"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J 972.91064 SHE (Text) 33892100756460 Children's New Books Book None 09/20/2021 Checked out 11/03/2021

Record details

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

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
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.

Additional Resources