“The Curtain Rises on the Cold War” covers the period from the end of World War II to the launch of Sputnik and the increasing tensions between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. The rebuilding of postwar Europe and the advent of the Cold War figure prominently in this volume. Also discussed are the contributions and influence of historic personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Nikita Khrushchev, and American presidents from Truman to Kennedy. Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. A unit test and answer key are also included.