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Cold War America, 1946-1990
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  • Authored by: Ross Gregory
  • From the Series: Almanacs of American Life
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  • ISBN-10: 1438107986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0798-1
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2002
  • Dewey Number: 973.92
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 688

Summary

Examining a time of immense change that called into question some of the most accepted and honored standards, principles, and institutions in the United States, this comprehensive volume provides a detailed look at everyday life during the second half of the 20th century. Cold War America chronicles all aspects of society during this tumultuous era: changes in the economy, from banking and finance to prices and inflation; trends in entertainment, from popular music to college sports; politics, from policy to scandal; the telecommunications revolution, from the post office to the internet; and much more.

Tables provide detailed statistics and information on such things as Academy Award® winners, per capita amount of meat consumed, average cost of college tuition, Vietnam casualties, blizzards, and methods of birth control. Excerpts from important documents of the time include the Twenty-second through Twenty-eighth Amendments to the Constitution; Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas; President Eisenhower's explanation of the origins of the Domino Theory; JFK's inaugural address; and Roe v. Wade. This thorough compilation of information on American life covers the major events of the 45-year period that was the cold war.

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"...examines aspects of life in the United States during the years 1946 to 1990 with precision and interest...comprehensive scope...Recommended for small and medium public and private school libraries, and for public libraries seeking to offer easy access reference material."
Christian Library Journal

"A clear, basic, easy-to-use source...Recommended..."
Choice

"This latest addition to Facts On File's Almanacs of American Life series is possibly the best one-volume statistical companion on the subject."
Library Journal

"...a treasure trove of statistical information documenting the enormous changes in American life from 1945 to 1990...Enhancing the work's appeal are photographs throughout the text and an exhaustive index. High [s]chool and college students, as well as scholars interested in social and cultural history, will find this study useful, and reference librarians should consider adding it to their collections."
American Reference Books Annual

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