Although the United States emerged from World War II as the world's greatest military and economic power, Americans would soon live in fear of a nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union. That fear, coupled with a national hysteria about alleged communist infiltration of the U.S. government and U.S. society generally, would color the post-World War II period.
"The text is supplemented by quotes from primary-source materials such as letters, diaries, and published accounts written by soldiers, nurses, and civilians."
-- School Library Journal (September 2001)
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