This Third Edition of TAKING SIDES: UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1945 presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor's manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM, ISBN 0073343900, is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.Madaras, Larry is the author of 'Taking Sides: Clashing Views in United States History since 1945', published 2007 under ISBN 9780073515199 and ISBN 0073515191.