The Cold War period encompasses many of the major post-war political events up to and including 1991, when communism finally collapsed in Russia. This text covers the development of antagonism between the superpowers in the years which immediately followed World War II, tracing the worldwide spread of communism, the Berlin airlift, the Korean war, the Cuban missile crisis and the conflict in Vietnam. Attention is also paid to the warming of international relations as a result of political reform in Eastern Europe and the Gorbachev leadership in Russia. The text integrates a strong narrative with a variety of source-material and questions, aiding the student in a better understanding of this complex period of world history. The text is part of the "Hodder 20th-Century History" series, which covers a wide range of topics for GCSE level pupils. Each title is carefully structured and reflects the results of research and historical interpretations.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Neil DeMarco is Head of History at Chesham High School, Buckinghamshire, and is a well-known author of History textbooks.John Aylett, a hugely successful history textbook writer, wrote the original edition.Review:
...pupils will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key concepts behind the Cold War...bursting with source material...an excellent textbook and has impressed our department so much that we have already placed an order with the publisher. * SATH Issue 33 *
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003110921