This book gets mistakenly shelved in the children's sections of British public libraries all the time. Many libraries put a massive 'ADULT SECTION ONLY' sticker on the front.
This book was quite deliberately on the Queensland primary school curriculum at least ten years ago, as part of some vital anvil dropping.note While Australia doesn't even have nuclear power, they export a lot of uranium for other countries to do nuclear stuff that may or may not include bombs. Just imagine their maniacal laughter the next time you play DEFCON - they've made the winning move.
The Woobie - Both Jim and Hilda Bloggs, though Hilda is more of a woobie than her husband due to coming down with radiation sickness first.