AUTHOR: Steve Sheinkin / DESCRIPTION: New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents a follow up to his award-winning book Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon,taking readers on a terrifying journey into the Cold War and our mutual assured destruction. As World War II comes to a closethe 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 Hiroshimathe Soviets refuse to be left behind. With communism sweeping the globethe two nations begin a neck-and-neck competition to build even more destructive bombs and conquer the Space Race. In their battle for dominancespy planes fly abovearmed submarines swim deep belowand undercover agents meet in the dead of night. The Cold War game grows more precarious as weapons are pointed towards each otherwith fingers literally on the trigger. The decades-long showdown culminates in the Cuban Missile Crisisthe world's close call with the thirdΓÇöand finalΓÇöworld war. A Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of 2021 A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of 2021 A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year Praise for BOMB: A Newbery Honor book A National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature A Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title ΓÇ£This is edge-of-the seat material that will resonate with YAs who clamor for true spy storiesand it will undoubtedly engross a cross-market audience of adults who dozed through the World War II unit in high school.ΓÇ¥ ΓÇöBCCBstarred review ΓÇ£...reads like an international spy thrillerand that's the beauty of it.ΓÇ¥ ΓÇöSchool Library Journalstarred review ΓÇ£[A] complicated thriller that intercuts action with the deftness of a Hollywood blockbuster.ΓÇ¥ ΓÇöBookliststarred review ΓÇ£A must-read...ΓÇ¥ ΓÇöPublishers Weeklystarred review ΓÇ£A superb tale of an era and an effort that forever changed our world.ΓÇ¥ ΓÇöKirkus Also by Steve Sheinkin: The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of AdventureHeroism & Treachery The Port Chicago 50: DisasterMutinyand the Fight for Civil Rights Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America


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  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
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