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Access to History: The USA & the Cold War 1945-63 [Second Edition] [Kindle Edition]

Oliver Edwards
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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This second edition has been updated to take 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. The revised study guides provide a firm basis for answering differentiated source-based and extended writing questions.

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If this book is not yet in the departmental library, it should be and I thoroughly recommend it. (Scottish Association of Teachers of History 2003-09-28)

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 925 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Education; 2nd Revised edition edition (30 Aug. 2002)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #349,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Index! 25 Sept. 2005
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On the whole this is a good book for any History students or anyone wishing to learn more about the USA and the Cold War. The content is acurate, easy to read and the essay examples are a good addition. However, the biggest downfall of this book - as trivial as it may sound - is the Index at the back! The book is split into 3/4 main sections which are good but if i want to read up on a certain incident, for example the 'Long Telegram' which isn't in the Index and will then have to spend the next 20 minutes searching through the book to find anything on that subject.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well rounded & informative 9 April 2001
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This is a great, well rounded, and informative book. Although the book does lack some detail about the USA's involvement in the Vietnam war, it is still a great book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is studying the Cold War or who is just interested in the subject. The book holds a great deal of information and expands onto the motives and reasoning behind the action. It's well worth a read if you're interested in the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars stunning 15 Jan. 2002
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quite simply stunning - the best book on the cold war ive come accross. Beautifully eloquent, riddled with detail and points of interest - you wont be able to put this down.
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