Book Description: This book, for a lower reading level, tells you all about the Cold War (1945-1991). This was the struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States to control and influence many parts of the world. Using vivid personal accounts, it investigates the intelligence agencies whose spies risked their lives to send secret information It also charts the global impact of the 'war' including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building and dismantling of the Berlin Wall, and the eventual break-up of the Soviet Union. Find out: What was the Iron Curtain? What were American U-2 planes used for? What did double agents do?