Reading Level: Gr. 5 Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
At the end of World War II, Europe was reorganized and some countries, including Germany and Korea, were divided into two separate countries. Each part was placed under the control or influence of either the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, or the United States. This would set up a dangerous rivalry between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. called the Cold War. Confrontations between the two countries lasted for decades until the breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Cold War Conflicts tells real stories, in graphic novel format, of tense military standoffs, surprise attacks, and secret rescue missions. Each book features factual text and historical photos that support three well-documented stories.