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1940-1960 : the twentieth century

Author: Jennifer Bussey
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2004.
Series: Events that changed history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book includes an introduction to 1940-1960 and primary and secondary sources on the major events of the 1940s and 1950s, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the launch of Sputnik by the Soviets.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Bussey
ISBN: 0737714964 9780737714968 0737714972 9780737714975 0737717572 9780737717570 0737717564 9780737717563
OCLC Number: 51216007
Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Event 1: Bombing of Pearl Harbor; December 7, 1941 --
Event 2: Japanese Americans are sent to internment camps; February 19, 1942 --
Event 3: Normandy invasion; June 6, 1944 --
Event 4: Liberation of Dachau; April 29, 1945 --
Event 5: Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; August 6 and 9, 1945 --
Event 6: Nuremberg trials; November 20, 1945-August 31, 1946 --
Event 7: Truman Doctrine establishes the Policy of Containment; March 12, 1947 --
Event 8: Anne Frank; The diary of a young girl is published, 1947 --
Event 9: People's Republic of China is established; October 1, 1949 --
Event 10: Rosa Parks refuses to surrender her bus seat; December 1, 1955 --
Event 11: Elvis "the king of rock and roll" Presley signs with RCA; December 1955 --
Event 12: Soviets launch Sputnik; October 4, 1957.
Series Title: Events that changed history.
Responsibility: Jennifer Bussey, book editor.

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This book includes an introduction to 1940-1960 and primary and secondary sources on the major events of the 1940s and 1950s, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the launch of Sputnik by the Soviets.

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