Cold War: Primary Sourcesby Richard Clay Hanes, Sharon M. Hanes
Cold War: Primary Sources tells the story of the Cold War in the words of the people who lived and shaped it. The Cold War was the period in history from 1945 until 1991 that was dominated by the rivalry between the world's superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. Thirty-one excerpted documents provide a wide range of perspectives on this period of history. Included are excerpts from former British prime minister Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech; U.S. general Douglas MacArthur's address to the U.S. Congress, in which he uttered the famous lines, "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away"; "One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism in the U.S.A." from the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC); and numerous speeches from Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. president John F. Kennedy. Nearly eighty black-and-white photographs help illustrate the book. Cold War: Primary Sources also features sidebars containing interesting facts about people and events related to the Cold War, document-specific glossaries, a timeline, and an index.
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