Attention, citizens and fellow travelers of the Cold War: Survive the Bomb
is your family’s ultimate fallout shelter companion. Keep this book at the ready next to the emergency drinking water and vacuum-packed canned meats and vegetables for that moment when the saber-rattling between the world’s superpowers turns Atomic.Here are all the tips and information you’ll need to keep your family safe and secure:·A convenient set of Civil Defense carrying cards for your wallet or purse·Steps for the home handyman toward building a well-furnished fallout shelter·How to convert your home’s snack bar into a cozy secondary shelter·A checklist of items you’ll need close at hand while awaiting the “all-clear” message from local authorities·An Operation Survival!
comic, including a crossword puzzle and quiz for the kids·Revealing studies, reports, and recommendations to the United States Congress and President·Wargame scenarios, aftermath descriptions, and casualty estimates at various distances from a nuclear blast·An introduction and commentaries by Cold War historian Eric G. SwedinBe alert and be prepared. Don’t let a little thing like an atomic particle spoil your day.
Eric G. Swedin is an associate professor at Weber State University and the author of five books, including When Angels Wept: A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He lives near Ogden, Utah.