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The United States in the Cold War: 1945-1989

The United States in the Cold War: 1945-1989

by Christopher Collier
     
 

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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the

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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.
The United States in the Cold War examines the history of the United States from 1945 to 1989. Beginning with the effects of World War II, the narrative follows the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the rise and fall of Communism. The text is enhanced with maps, photographs, political cartoons, and other historically significant images.

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After World War II the United States and its wartime ally, the Soviet Union, came to an ideological parting of the ways that left the world divided for nearly fifty years. This armed confrontation of capitalist and communist states has come to be known as the Cold War. During the decades of the Cold War millions of people living in nations across the globe perished. Millions of others were forced to live in poverty or in dictatorial states while the world's superpowers struggled for dominance. Wars were fought in places such as Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan as client states were used as proving grounds for the opposing philosophies. The Cold War, a time period when the world came close to nuclear disaster, is the subject of this volume in "The Drama of American History" series produced by Collier & Collier. As with other books in this comprehensive series, The United States in the Cold War provides a tremendous amount of information in a compact and illustrated format. Readers will learn the basic history of the Cold War as well as meet some of the people who lived through it. The authors provide a balanced perspective that points out shortcomings and strengths on both sides of the confrontation. This book is a strong addition to a personal, home or school library collection and one that handles a critical time in world history. 2002, Benchmark Books, $29.93. Ages 10 to 14. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620645314
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
11/23/2012
Series:
Drama of American History Series , #21
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
13 MB
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Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Born in New York City in 1928, author James Lincoln Collier is beloved by young readers in particular for the award-winning historical novels he has written with his brother, historian Christopher Collier. A graduate of Hamilton College, Collier served in the U.S. Army after college and then worked as a magazine editor for several years. Perhaps his most famous children's book is the Newbery Honor Book he wrote with his brother, the popular Revolutionary War story My Brother Sam Is Dead. The father of two children, Collier is also an accomplished trombone player. He lives in New York City, where he continues to write and play jazz music. Christopher Collier was born in New York City in 1930. He attended Clark University where he earned his B.A. and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught school in Connecticut and at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently Professor of American History at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Like his brother James, Christopher Collier is by avocation a musician (his instruments are the trumpet and flugelhorn). He and his wife Bonnie live in Orange, Connecticut, in an old (1790) house they have restored. He is the father of two sons and a daughter.

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