The 1980s Decade in Photos

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc

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The 1980s were a period of rapid change. Computers became a part of everyday life. A long conflict known as the Cold War finally ended. Teenagers tuned in to MTV and watched music videos. The space shuttle roared into orbit for the very first time. America learned about a deadly new disease called AIDS. This fast-paced decade left an indelible mark on the world. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Jim Corrigan has written numerous history books and biographies for students and adults. These include Causes of World War II, The 48th Pennsylvania in the Battle of the Crater: A Regiment of Coal Miners Who Tunneled Under the Enemy, and Alan Turing.

Table of Contents

Welcome to the 1980sp. 5
Miracle on Icep. 8
America Bounces Backp. 11
President Reagan Is Shotp. 14
Space Shuttle Blasts Offp. 16
MTV Changes Pop Musicp. 18
Reagan Heats up the Cold Warp. 20
Deadly Conflicts Around the Worldp. 23
War on Drugs Widensp. 26
Scourge of AIDSp. 28
Rise of the Computersp. 30
Space Shuttle Explodesp. 32
New Trends in Fashionp. 34
Nuclear Disaster in Europep. 37
The Iran-Contra Affairp. 40
Black Monday Hits the Stock Marketp. 42
Bloodshed in Chinap. 45
Culture of Greedp. 48
The Berlin Wall Fallsp. 51
U.S. Troops Invade Panamap. 54
Looking Aheadp. 56
Chronologyp. 58
Glossaryp. 59
Further Readingp. 60
Internet Resourcesp. 61
Indexp. 62
Picture Creditsp. 64
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