I am currently reading a book about the Cold War. It is called Bridge of Spies, and it's by Giles Whittell. I haven't gotten too far into the story, but it's about a group of spies from all different backgrounds. One is Russian, and two are American. It takes place in the middle of the Cold War (1960), when both Russia and America had installed spies. The book is actually based on the real events in the War, and the main characters are real people who had lived back then. Since the characters in my book are from different sides of the war, they have different opinions on who should win. For example, Francis Gary is American, therefore wants America to overpower Russia. These characters stories intertwine with each others, giving us a clear depiction of the Cold War. My book also gives us historical context. They will explain a certain important time in history, and then give us information surrounding the dates. For example, they told us about the Bikini Atoll bombs, and then described why that is important. History.com describes the atomic bombs as "The first H-bomb test, in the Eniwetok atoll in the Marshall Islands, showed just how fearsome the nuclear age could be. It created a 25-square-mile fireball that vaporized an island, blew a huge hole in the ocean floor and had the power to destroy half of Manhattan." In my book it says, "At Bikini....weapons were to explode of the tip of Manhattan and two million people would die. Stalin and our spies deemed this problem number one." Most of my book is like this. It thoroughly explains all the event happening and how they affect the characters while describing the event with immense detail. Thanks for reading, and that is how my book connects to history!