Cold War by James A. Warren

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For almost fifty years after World War II, the antagonism caused by two rival ideologies -- democracy and communism -- dominated international politics. Although by no means the only nations involved in this long conflict we call the call war, the democratic United States and the Communist Soviet Union were always at its center. These superpowers vied to surpass each other at controlling international affairs, stockpiling nuclear weapons, racing for the moon, and even at world chess and Olympic competitions. When the Soviet Union offically disbanded on Christmas day, 1991, forty-six years of open hostility between East and West finally came to an end. The cold war was over, but its effects remain.

What led the United States into such bitter rivalry with the USSR? What fed America's paranoia about communism? How did this obsessive fear come to dictate U.S. policy at home and abroad? In Cold War: The American Crusade Against Communism 1945-1991, James A. Warren examines these and other important questions. The first comprehensive study of the cold war published for yound adults since the dissolutions of the Soviet Union, Cold War takes a thoughtful look at where America has been and where we might be headed.


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James A. Warren was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended the Moses Brown School and graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. For many years, he worked as an editor of adult and young adult nonfiction books at Facts on File. He is widely respected for his expertise in modern warefare and is a contributor to Military History Quarterly. His young adult book Portrait of a Tragedy: American and the Vietnam War was named an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice for 1990 and a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Mr. Warren is currently Executive Editor for Columbia University Press. He lives in New York City.
Published October 17, 1996 by HarperTeen. 288 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Political & Social Sciences, War.

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The Cold War was America's longest war, lasting almost 50 years.

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