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July 29, 2014

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Pick of the Day: The Fever of ’57: The Sputnik Movie (DVD)

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The Fever of ’57: The Sputnik Movie. 2 DVDs. 88 min./three 30 min. episodes. with tchr’s. guide online. Prod. by Varied Directions Int’l. Dist. by Amazon.com. 2007, 2012 release. ISBN unavail. $179.
Gr 7 Up–By the end of World War II, our rocky relationship with our former ally, the Soviet Union, was a primary concern. This incredible program recounts how Cold War tensions peaked with Russia’s surprise launch of the first satellite to circle the planet and its dramatic effect on [...]