Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown Spiral-Bound | September 7, 2021

Steve Sheinkin

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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.

Publisher: Macmillan
Original Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1250149010
Item Weight: 1.3 lbs
Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings