- Author(s):Mike Sewell
- Available from: March 2002
An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history.
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The Cold War was an economic, ideological and political confrontation. There was no single cause, no single driving force and no single factor that brought it to an end. In this incisive and thought-provoking book, Mike Sewell examines the complex historiography surrounding the Cold War as well as the events and issues themselves. Topics include: the origins of the Cold War, the globalisation of the War culminating in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the period of detente which followed, and the end of the Cold War in the 1980s.
The AS textbooks are ideal for students who have never studied the history of these periods before. they provide detailed background information on the period studied, and include notes explaining key terms, lists of significant dates, and focus questions to consolidate learning.
All of the AS titles have been endorsed by OCR for use with their AS specification for history, and several of the titles will also be appropriate for Edexcel and AQA study units.
Many of the books include a seperate document section, where students can study and evaluate a range of source material.
Shorter themed books explore particular topics in greater depth. The topics examined can be linked with the period covering foundation texts, providing students and teachers with flexibillity in structuring A Level courses.
- List of abbreviations
- 1. Origins of the Cold War to 1947
- 2. The Cold War takes shape, 1947–51
- 3. Brinkmanship, 1951–63
- 4. The Cuban Missile Crisis, hinge of the Cold War, 1962
- 5. Detente, 1963–75
- 6. Renewed confrontation, 1975–85
- 7. The end of the Cold War
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