Nuclear Weapons and the Arms Race

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120908

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This timely title discusses the creation of the atom bomb and the post-World War II nuclear arms race that shaped the consciousness of generations. Primary and secondary source materials such as contemporary photos, speeches, letters, and newspaper accounts are examined, offering readers insight into a world reeling from years of conflict, and the competing political and social ideologies of the former Soviet Union and the United States and its allies. Topics covered include the Manhattan Project, the dropping of the first atomic bombs, and the escalation of the arms race, as well as nuclear treaties and the relevance to today’s nuclear threats.

Reading Level
Lexile
1130L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
X
ATOS
8.1
DRA
80
Categories
Genre
Government History Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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