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The Cold War

The Cold War

  • Author: Mike Sewell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521798082
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 159
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Mike Sewell examines both the complex historiography surrounding the Cold War as well as the historical events and issues themselves. Topics covered include the origins of the Cold War, its globalization through events in Europe and Asia and culminating in the Cuban Missle Crisis, the period of detente that followed before futher escalation of tensions, aand the end of the Cold War in the 1980's. Includes documents, sources and questions to analyze key issues.

The Cambridge History of Communism: Volume 3, Endgames? Late Communism in Global Perspective, 1968 to the Present

The Cambridge History of Communism: Volume 3, Endgames? Late Communism in Global Perspective, 1968 to the Present

  • Author: Juliane Fürst,Silvio Pons,Mark Selden
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108509355
  • Category: History
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The third volume of The Cambridge History of Communism spans the period from the 1960s to the present, documenting the last two decades of the global Cold War and the collapse of Soviet socialism. An international team of scholars analyze the rise of China as a global power continuing to proclaim its Maoist allegiance, and the transformation of the geopolitics and political economy of Cold War conflict in an era of increasing economic interpenetration. Beneath the surface, profound political, social, economic and cultural changes were occurring in the socialist and former socialist countries, resulting in the collapse and transformations of the existing socialist order and the changing parameters of world Marxism. This volume draws on innovative research to bring together history from above and below, including social, cultural, gender, and transnational history to transcend the old separation between Communist studies and the broader field of contemporary history.

The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endings

The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endings

  • Author: Melvyn P. Leffler,Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316025632
  • Category: History
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Volume III of The Cambridge History of the Cold War examines the evolution of the conflict from the Helsinki Conference of 1975 until the Soviet collapse in 1991. A team of leading scholars analyzes the economic, social, cultural, religious, technological and geopolitical factors that ended the Cold War and discusses the personalities and policies of key leaders such as Brezhnev, Reagan, Gorbachev, Thatcher, Kohl and Deng Xiaoping. The authors show how events throughout the world shaped the evolution of Soviet-American relations and they explore the legacies of the superpower confrontation in a comparative and transnational perspective. Individual chapters examine how the Cold War affected and was affected by environmental issues, economic trends, patterns of consumption, human rights and non-governmental organizations. The volume represents the new international history at its best, emphasizing broad social, economic, demographic and strategic developments while keeping politics and human agency in focus.

The Origins of the Cold War in Europe

The Origins of the Cold War in Europe

International Perspectives

  • Author: David Reynolds
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780300058925
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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Although the Cold War is over, the writing of its history has only just begun. This book presents an analysis of the origins of the Cold War in the decade after the Second World War, discussing the development of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers and the reactions of the Western European states to the growing Soviet-American rivalry. Drawing on recently opened archives from the former Soviet Union as well as on existing research largely unavailable in English, distinguished authorities from each of the countries discussed provide new insight into the Cold War and into the Europe that has been moulded by it.

Ethnicity, Nationalism and the European Cold War

Ethnicity, Nationalism and the European Cold War

  • Author: Robert Knight
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441168621
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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This book questions the prevalent assumption that ethnicity and nationalist politics had nothing to do with the Cold War and that, far from being 'frozen' until the fall of communism, they remained central to the conflict in Europe. Leading scholars bring their understanding of particular regions to bear on the wider issue of why ethnic explanations were written out of the discourse and whether this was a failure on the part of Western observers. This in turn has led to an overly simple understanding of power flowing downwards, from superpower to nation state and from state to society. Engaging with key thinkers such as Gaddis, Moynihan and Adam Roberts this collection ultimately allows such speculation to be replaced by historical research and bridges the gap between 'high politics' and ethnic concerns.

The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 4, America in the Age of Soviet Power, 1945-1991

The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 4, America in the Age of Soviet Power, 1945-1991

  • Author: Bradford Perkins,Warren I. Cohen,Walter LaFeber,Akira Iriye
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521483810
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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Based on the most recent American, Chinese, and Soviet literature, and written from a post-Cold War perspective, this volume spans the origins of Soviet-American conflict in 1945 through the crises of 1991, including all of the major Cold War foreign policy issues.

Russia's Cold War

Russia's Cold War

From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall

  • Author: Jonathan Haslam
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300159978
  • Category: History
  • Page: 523
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moved decisively beyond his control, and instead of managed dTtente he faced imminent collapse. --Book Jacket.

The Direction of War

The Direction of War

Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective

  • Author: Hew Strachan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107663075
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
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The wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, public enquiries and defence think tanks have detected a lack of consistent direction, of effective communication, and of governmental coordination. In this important book, Sir Hew Strachan, one of the world's leading military historians, reveals how these failures resulted from a fundamental misreading and misapplication of strategy itself. He argues that the wars since 2001 have not in reality been as 'new' as has been widely assumed and that we need to adopt a more historical approach to contemporary strategy in order to identify what is really changing in how we wage war. If war is to fulfil the aims of policy, then we need first to understand war.

Religion and the Cold War

Religion and the Cold War

A Global Perspective

  • Author: Philip Emil Muehlenbeck
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • ISBN: 0826518524
  • Category: History
  • Page: 314
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An array of essays explores how religion affected the ideological and military clashes around the globe during the 20th century's Cold War. Simultaneous. Book available.

The Cambridge History of Communism

The Cambridge History of Communism

  • Author: Norman Naimark,Silvio Pons,Sophie Quinn-Judge
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781107133549
  • Category: History
  • Page: 700
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The second volume of The Cambridge History of Communism explores the rise of Communist states and movements after World War II. Leading experts analyze archival sources from formerly Communist states to re-examine the limits to Moscow's control of its satellites; the de-Stalinization of 1956; Communist reform movements; the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance; the growth of Communism in Asia, Africa and Latin America; and the effects of the Sino-Soviet split on world Communism. Chapters explore the cultures of Communism in the United States, Western Europe and China, and the conflicts engendered by nationalism and the continued need for support from Moscow. With the danger of a new Cold War developing between former and current Communist states and the West, this account of the roots, development and dissolution of the socialist bloc is essential reading.