Cold War in Europe 1941 - 1995


A Level


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The Cold War sent shivers down the spines of ordinary people, with the world holding its breath and confronting the spectre of nuclear armageddon. In our A level OCR series we cover all the main areas of study as follows: The situation in 1941,The impact of WWII, The start of the Cold War 1945-47, Soviet Expansion and reaction of USA to increased tension, Conflicts over Germany and the creation of NATO, The USSR and Eastern Europe in the 1950s and 1960s, Germany after division ,Development of the Cold War, Attempts at peace and a new Cold War, USSR in crisis, Eastern Europe’s role in ending the Cold War, and the end of the Cold War itself. The series is written by Dr Mark Hurst from the University of Kent and Head of Humanities, Richard Macfarlane.

Tutors for this module

Dr Mark Hurst

BA Hons, MA, Ph.D, FRHistS

Lecturer in the history of Human Rights
University of Lancaster

Schools and students are loving Audiopi

Our A level series for OCR's Cold War in Europe 1941-1995 is written by Cold War specialist from the University of Kent, Dr Mark Hurst and senior OCR examiner and Head of Humanities, Richard Macfarlane

Recommended Reading List

  • Textbooks

    The Cold War 19451991. John Aldred with Alexis Marmaux

    2015 Oxford        ISBN -     9780198354611

    Europe and the Cold War 1945 -1991. David Wiliamson

    2015 Hodder      ISBN -     9781471838688

    The Cold War. Steve Philipps

    2001 Heinemann              ISBN – 9780435327361

    The Crisis of Communism, USSR and the Soviet Empire 1953-2000. Rob Bircher

    2015 Oxford        ISBN – 9780198354659

    Germany Divided and Reunited 1945 -1991. Nigel Bushell and Angela Leonard

    2009 Hodder      ISBN -     9780340986752


    The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction. Robert McMahon

    2007 Oxford        ISBN – 9780192801784

    The Cold War. Kelly Rogers and Jo Thomas

    2008 Pearson    ISBN – 9780435994372

    Cold War – A New History. John Lewis Gaddis

    2006 Penguin    ISBN- 9780143038276

    Cold War. Jeremy Isaacs and Taylor Downing.

    2008 Abacus      ISBN – 9780349120805

    The Cold War -Cambridge Perspectives in History. Mike Sewell

    2002 Cambridge                ISBN – 9780521798082

    The USA and the Cold War 1945-63. Oliver Edwards

    2002 Hodder                        ISBN – 9780340846872

    The Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949. Martin McCauley

    2008 Routledge                                   ISBN – 9781405874335

    Cold War Europe 1945-1991. A Political History. John W Young

    1997 Hodder                        ISBN – 9780340625163

    Russia, America and the Cold War 1949-1991. Martin McCauley

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