For a Kinder, Gentler Society
A Long Cold War
A Chronology of American Life and Culture 1945 to 1991
  • Jerry Carrier
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A Long Cold War is a two-volume cultural history of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. This is the story of America at her peak as a world power, with the fear of nuclear war and the hyper competition with the USSR and China.

About the Author

Jerry Carrier is the author of The Making of the Slave Class and Tapestry: The History and Consequences of America’s Culture. He is a nationally-recognized educator in class, poverty, politics, affordable housing and economic development. He has taught and developed curriculum for universities, state and local governments, schools, and non profits. He has also guest lectured at ten colleges and universities.

Mr. Carrier was an adjunct faculty member at the National Graduate School for Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University, and was faculty for the White Earth Tribal College and for the National Neighborworks Training Institutes. He worked for over thirty years in community economic development and public administration as an executive director of several nonprofits, a community action agency, a housing authority, and in local and tribal governments as an economic development director and planner. He has also been a city manager of six cities. Carrier has served on the Boards of Director of five nonprofits and a school.

Mr. Carrier’s columns on class, economics, poverty, and politics have been published in over a dozen newspapers and he has been a contributing writer to many nonprofit and government texts on these subjects. He has served various roles in many political campaigns and has held positions in the Democratic Party at the local, state and federal level. He and his wife live in Lakeville, Minnesota.

About the Book

This is a good read for the historical, nostalgic or even casual reader. It shows the impact of the Cold War on the American culture, psyche and politics.

Written in an almanac or journal form, it gives the reader a complete sense of...

This is a good read for the historical, nostalgic or even casual reader. It shows the impact of the Cold War on the American culture, psyche and politics.

Written in an almanac or journal form, it gives the reader a complete sense of what it would have been like to live in those years by reading the daily headlines as they happened, with summaries of the average salaries and prices. Each year also has summaries of what Americans were watching, listening to and reading in film, television, music and literature. The two volumes can be read in their entirety in sequence or by each individual year to get a sense of what life was like at a specific point in history.


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July 11, 1955: In a mixture of American jingoism and Christian fervor the US Congress passed legislation to place the words “In god we trust” on its most holy thing, the US currency.

July 15, 1958: In Lebanon, a civil war broke out between the Maronite Christian government and the Lebanese Muslims. An invasion from Egypt and other Muslim countries appeared imminent and President Eisenhower, at the Lebanese government’s request, sent in approximately 14,000 US Army and Marines. They...

July 11, 1955: In a mixture of American jingoism and Christian fervor the US Congress passed legislation to place the words “In god we trust” on its most holy thing, the US currency.

July 15, 1958: In Lebanon, a civil war broke out between the Maronite Christian government and the Lebanese Muslims. An invasion from Egypt and other Muslim countries appeared imminent and President Eisenhower, at the Lebanese government’s request, sent in approximately 14,000 US Army and Marines. They were supported by 70 US Navy ships. This was the first use of the invasive Eisenhower Doctrine. The Christian-dominated government was able to repel attacks from the Lebanese Muslims, and Egypt backed off. The US troops left on October 25, 1958, but their invasion would long be remembered by the Muslim world.



Pages 400
Year: 2017
BISAC: HIS036060 HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-1-62894-318-4
Hard Cover
ISBN: 978-1-62894-319-1
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ISBN: 978-1-62894-320-7

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