Skip to Main Content

History: The Cold War


Use the box below to search the catalogue to find books available in the Christopher Brennan Library. 


Search in:

Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

High School

History Today Magazine

History Today The Christopher Brennan Library has an online subscription to History Today. Use the Passwords Libguide to access login details. The latest issue (not for loan) and past issues are available in print form in the library. 

BBC History

Overview from BBC History exploring the political motivations and cultural responses during this volatile period.

World Book Timelines - Key Dates of The Cold War


APA Referencing Style

Books in the CBL

Cold War and Literature

Historical Fiction

The Cold War

Cold War Era

Key Terms of the Cold War

Between 1946 and 1991 the United States, the Soviet Union, and their allies were locked in a long, tense conflict known as the Cold War. Though the parties were technically at peace, the period was characterised by an aggressive arms race, proxy wars, and ideological bids for world dominance.  

Read through the Key Terms of The Cold War in this article by Jennifer Rosenberg and published on ThoughtCo (2023).

Berlin Blockade and Airlift

Cuban Missile Crisis

Berlin Wall

Impacts of the nuclear threat on American Society

Yalta and Potsdam Conferences

NATO and Warsaw Treaties

MAD Theory and Arms Race

Space Race

Launch of Sputnik

Moonrise Podcast published by the Washington Post on 27 August 2019.

A top-secret memo in the Eisenhower administration. A plan to make space the new military high ground. And a Soviet beep heard from above. In the sixth chapter of “Moonrise,” humans launch the very first object into orbit. Listen to the episode of the Moonrise podcast linked above.