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  • Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown
  • By: Steve Sheinkin
  • Narrated by: Roy Samuelson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Fallout

By: Steve Sheinkin
Narrated by: Roy Samuelson
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Summary

New York Times best-selling 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 listeners on a terrifying journey into the Cold War and our mutual assured destruction.

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 toward 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.

©2021 Steve Sheinkin (P)2021 Listening Library

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  • KLM
  • 29-11-22

Great History

Life is fragile, this confluence of events almost wiped it out. It is easy to go to war, it’s not easy to go to peace.

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  • David Anderson
  • 21-10-22

So good!!

Reads like a spy novel while teaching History to the reader. I highly recommend this to anyone who doesn't know about the Cold War. It's an entertaining read.

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  • Tyson J Smith
  • 03-10-22

Great way to learn history

The author presents the facts about history in such an interesting way that even one not inclined to read history books is captivated!

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  • Rabbi Reuven Silverman
  • 21-03-22

Top flight history!

Just well done. Great history with details with excitement and kept you glued. Narrated beautifully!

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  • Lady P
  • 18-03-22

Incredible storytelling

Steve is so good at bringing a range of complex characters to us in a fashion that we understand the history.

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  • Brendan H.
  • 04-01-22

Fantastic Listen

The book does a fantastic job summarizing the events of the Cold war. It is aimed at middle school or high school students, but does an excellent job giving the facts in an interesting and well paced way. I really think any fan of history would enjoy it.