Unlike previous wars fought on foreign soil, the Cold War brought the threat of destruction right into Americans' backyards. Major cities were of course targets in the event of nuclear attack, but even rural areas were not necessarily in the clear. Scattered throughout the Midwest were numerous missile silos, putting even remote areas in the nuclear crosshairs.
This book describes how ordinary Americans lived with and reacted to this Cold War intrusion into their remote lives, particularly the establishment of Minuteman missile silos in their midst, in addition to why so many missiles were built and the situation with the missile silos in our current post-Cold War era.
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