Access to History: The USA and the Cold War 1945-63 (Access to History 2nd Revised edition)

Access to History: The USA and the Cold War 1945-63 (Access to History 2nd Revised edition)

By: Oliver Edwards (author)Paperback

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online ( The USA and the Cold War 1945-63 This title takes account of recent historical research into the period, including up-to-date interpretations relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The major issues surrounding the origins of the Cold War and its subsequent escalation into a global power struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, are examined through an accessible narrative and comprehensive selection of sources. The author also provides an analysis of the extent to which the Cold War had an impact on America's political institutions and society.

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Oliver Edwards is Head of History at Royal Grammar School, Newcastle.


Chapter 1 Overview: America and the Cold War 1945-63 Chapter 2 Origins: The United States and the Beginning of the Cold War Chapter 3 Containment: Confining Soviet Power Chapter 4 Escalation: Global Cold War, Hot War in Korea 1945-53 Chapter 5 Co-existence and Confrontation: Eisenhower's Cold War 1953-61 Chapter 6 Crisis and Compromise: Kennedy's Cold War 1961-63 Chapter 7 Home Front: The Impact of the Cold War on the United States 1945-63

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/08/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780340846872
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780340846872
  • weight: 240
  • ISBN10: 0340846879
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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