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The Cold War and Postwar America 1946-1963
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Tim McNeese; Consulting Editor: Richard Jensen
  • From the Series: Discovering U.S. History
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604133600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-360-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 136

Summary

After the devastating atomic bomb ended World War II, American troops began to return from abroad, and President Truman was tasked with rebuilding the nation. As Truman installed a variety of new programs specifically designed to provide employment opportunities to the American people, the USSR continued to consolidate its power in Eastern Europe and forge new alliances with emerging Communist governments—relationships that would spark the beginning of the cold war. Meanwhile, as the Korean War and Mao Zedong captivated Asia, the United States was experiencing the beginnings of rock 'n' roll, the civil rights movement, television, and a race to explore space. The Cold War and Postwar America: 1946-1963 tells a riveting narrative about a time in U.S. history that saw the country gain its superpower status and engage in a decades-long "cold war" with the Communist powers of the world.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps. Boxed insets. Glossary. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Tim McNeese is associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska. He earned degrees from York College, Harding University, and Missouri State University. McNeese has published more than 100 books and educational materials. His writing has earned him a citation in the library reference work Contemporary Authors and multiple citations in Best Books for Young Teen Readers. In 2006, McNeese appeared on the History Channel program Risk Takers/History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon. He was a faculty member at the 2006 Tony Hillerman Mystery Writers Conference in Albuquerque.

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