The Cold War

Bradley Lightbody here examines the complex arguments which divided East and West following the Second World war, and analyzes its eight major phases from the emergence of the Cold War through the late 1980s.

Author: Bradley Lightbody

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415195268

Category: History

Page: 142

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The Cold War examines the complex arguments which divided East and West following the end of the Second World War, and analyzes its eight major phases, including: * the emergence of the Cold War * Coexistence and Detente * Glasnost in the late 1980s. Combining factual overview and background discussion of the key issues such as the nuclear threat and who, if anyone, won the Cold War, with analysis of source material, students will find this a must-have in the study of this major historical event.

Stalin and the Cold War in Europe

This intriguing book, based on recently accessible Soviet primary sources, is the first to explain the emergence of the Cold War and its development in Stalin's lifetime from the perspective of Soviet policy-making.

Author: Gerhard Wettig

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742555426

Category: History

Page: 285

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This intriguing book, based on recently accessible Soviet primary sources, is the first to explain the emergence of the Cold War and its development in Stalin's lifetime from the perspective of Soviet policy-making. It pays particular attention to the often-neglected "societal" dimension of Soviet foreign policy as a crucial element of the genesis and development of the Cold War. Gerhard Wettig provides readers with new insights into Stalin's willingness to initiate crisis with the West while still avoiding military conflict.

The Cold War

This is a book of extraordinary scope and daring. It is conventional to see the first half of the 20th century as a nightmare and the second half as a reprieve.

Author: Odd Arne Westad

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141979925

Category: History

Page: 400

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'Odd Arne Westad's daring ambition, supra-nationalist intellect, polyglot sources, masterly scholarship and trenchant analysis make The Cold War a book ofresounding importance for appraising our global future as well as understanding our past' Richard Davenport-Hines, TLS, Books of the Year As Germany and then Japan surrendered in 1945 there was a tremendous hope that a new and much better world could be created from the moral and physical ruins of the conflict. Instead, the combination of the huge power of the USA and USSR and the near-total collapse of most of their rivals created a unique, grim new environment: the Cold War. For over forty years the demands of the Cold War shaped the life of almost all of us. There was no part of the world where East and West did not, ultimately, demand a blind and absolute allegiance, and nowhere into which the West and East did not reach. Countries as remote from each other as Korea, Angola and Cuba were defined by their allegiances. Almost all civil wars became proxy conflicts for the superpowers. Europe was seemingly split in two indefinitely. Arne Westad's remarkable new book is the first to have the distance from these events and the ambition to create a convincing, powerful narrative of the Cold War. The book is genuinely global in its reach and captures the dramas and agonies of a period always overshadowed by the horror of nuclear war and which, for millions of people, was not 'cold' at all: a time of relentless violence, squandered opportunities and moral failure. This is a book of extraordinary scope and daring. It is conventional to see the first half of the 20th century as a nightmare and the second half as a reprieve. Westad shows that for much of the world the second half was by most measures even worse.

The A to Z of the Cold War

Covering an extensive period and much of the globe, this dictionary presents a year-by-year chronology and alphabetical entries on civilian and military leaders, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, the increasingly lethal weapons ...

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810853843

Category: History

Page: 312

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Covering an extensive period and much of the globe, this dictionary presents a year-by-year chronology and alphabetical entries on civilian and military leaders, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies.

The Cold War

Through less than two decades of cold a significant personal account of wartime war experience the accumulation of writ - United States - Soviet relations in The ings on the American - Russian conflict has Strange Alliance ( New York ...

Author: Norman A. Graebner

Publisher:

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Category: World politics

Page: 105

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The Cold War

A Book of Documents Hans Louis Trefousse. - THE COLD WAR A Book of Documents The Cold War.

Author: Hans Louis Trefousse

Publisher:

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Category: Cold War

Page: 296

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The Cold War

A Study in U.S. Foreign Policy Walter Lippmann. --~~~~ ~~~~); E -------- ------- *** ----+---- THE COLD WAR WALTER LIPPMANN.

Author: Walter Lippmann

Publisher:

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Category: Cold War

Page: 62

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A critique of the anonymous article "Sources of Soviet Conduct"--Introduction.

Mao s China and the Cold War

This comprehensive study of China's Cold War experience reveals the crucial role Beijing played in shaping the orientation of the global Cold War and the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Author: Jian Chen

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807849323

Category: History

Page: 400

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This comprehensive study of China's Cold War experience reveals the crucial role Beijing played in shaping the orientation of the global Cold War and the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. The success of China's Communist rev

The Cold War 1945 1963

In this study of the cold war between the Western Powers and the Soviet Union, 1945-1963, Michael Dockrill provides a concise account of this period, taking into consideration the major political, diplomatic, military and strategic factors.

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349083445

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Page: 108

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The Cold War

Brilliant, accessible, almost Shakespearean in its drama, The Cold War stands as a triumphant summation of the era that, more than any other, shaped our own. Gaddis is also the author of On Grand Strategy.

Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143038276

Category: History

Page: 352

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"Outstanding . . . The most accessible distillation of that conflict yet written." —The Boston Globe "Energetically written and lucid, it makes an ideal introduction to the subject." —The New York Times The “dean of Cold War historians” (The New York Times) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why—from the months in 1945 when the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. went from alliance to antagonism to the barely averted holocaust of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the maneuvers of Nixon and Mao, Reagan and Gorbachev. Brilliant, accessible, almost Shakespearean in its drama, The Cold War stands as a triumphant summation of the era that, more than any other, shaped our own. Gaddis is also the author of On Grand Strategy.