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Shut In

1st in The Forgotten Shelters Series

Published by Dee Phillips at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 Dee Phillips

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America in the 1950’s was a time of simplicity and prosperity. But it was also a time of great anxiety. The threat of a hydrogen bomb exploding within the American borders was real and became part of the unease of everyday life. Even so, despite the Cold War, Americans bought houses and settled into their daily lives. But with the possibility of a nuclear war, as the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union escalated, many Americans considered their options of survival. Ordinary Americans, often hiding their actions from their neighbours, were digging deep into the earth building bomb shelters in their backyards in order to survive what seemed at the time an inevitable nuclear attack.

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