Weapons and Machines of the Cold War
Weapons and Machines in Warfare
Reading Level: 5-6
Interest Level: 5-8
After World War II ended, a new kind of war began between the United States and its allies and the Soviet Union and its allies. The Cold War, as it came to be known, never exploded into a direct military conflict between those two countries, but both sides still developed new technology and weapons. Readers dive deep into the specifics of the technological developments that happened during the Cold War—from nuclear weapons to new planes and submarines. With fact boxes, sidebars, and historical photographs accompanying the main text, this reading experience combines STEM and history in an engaging way.