In 15 chapters, the Almanactreats the historic causes of the tension; the mutual suspicionsthat fueled the conflict for more than 40 years; the ideological clashbetween communism and democracy;and the policies that marked the longstandoff -- the Marshall Plan,Truman\'sPoint Four program, the nuclear armsrace, economic aid, the Berlin Wall,detente; and much more. Also coveredare the times when the ColdWar burst into armed conflict insuch areas as Korea, Cuba andSoutheast Asia.
Biographies presentsapproximately 50 intriguingstories of the lives and actions ofHarry Truman, Winston Churchill, JosephStalin, Mao Zedong, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev and many others, both famous and less well-known.
Giving first-hand views of various aspects of the Cold War,Primary Sources provides key complete and excerpteddocuments of the war, such as Winston Churchill\'s "Iron Curtain" speech and correspondence between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Included in the Reference Library are 300 black-and-white illustrations with approximately 10 maps; chronology;sidebars; words to know; research and activity ideas; furtherreading; subject index; and more.
For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.
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