Looks at the Cuban Missle Crisis from both the side of the United States and the Soviet Union, including the Bay of Pigs, the Berlin Wall, and the rise of Fidel Castro's Cuba.
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Peter Chrisp is a highly experienced and entertaining children's author, who has written many history books for young people. After completing an MA at London University he got a job at the Mass-Observation Archive. This inspired him to write his first history books for children and he has been a freelance writer since 1990. He is particularly fascinated by the ancient world, and has enjoyed visiting the archaeological sites of Greece and Rome.From Booklist:
Reviewed with other books in the Cold War set.
Gr. 5-8. These books in the well-designed Cold War set do an excellent job of explanation and context setting. Causes, as its name implies, explains what the cold war was and how it affected its participants. It begins with colliding ideologies of democracy and communism and shows how the cold war came out of the very hot World War II. Moving chronologically, the book covers all the important post-war events, the advance of communism, the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and standoffs between the U.S and the USSR around the world. The book is excellent background for Cuban Missile and Vietnam, which both touch on some of the same material, but also focus on the hows and whys of the conflicts. End shows the dissolution of communism and the emergence of hopeful new nations. All the books do extremely well at introducing the chief players of the times, and how their personalities influenced events. Color and black-and-white photographs enliven the texts; maps and sidebars are in color, too. A time line and a glossary round out each volume in these solid and thought-provoking books. REVWR
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Book Description World Almanac Education, 2001. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110836852737