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Bombs away: the hot war

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Nuclear warfare -- Fiction
War stories
title_displayBombs away : the hot war
title_fullBombs Away
Bombs away : the hot war / Harry Turtledove
title_shortBombs away
title_subthe hot war
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Historical Fiction
Nuclear warfare
Science Fiction