A thorough overview of the causes and effects of the Cold War, this photograph-filled book will introduce the major terms, events and players of the Soviet standoff. Moving from the mutual distrust between Stalin and Roosevelt to the disintegration of friendliness after the Berlin Blockade, all the way until the end of the Cold War on Dec. 2, 1989, students will learn about how key tenets of communism & capitalism, the feelings of the people in the West and under Soviet control, and how the decisions of the leaders affected the countries under their control. 48 pages with index, glossary and timeline. Softcover. Grades 7 & up.
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