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We Now Know : Rethinking Cold War History (97 Edition)

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"A masterly review of the early pahses of the conflict between the United States, Russia, China and their respective allies from 1946 to the Cuban missle crisis in the autumn of 1962. It is clear, thorough and judicious; in short, magnificent."--The Economist "...Gaddis has done a thorough job of collating material from these diverse sources...and constructing a trenchant analysis that puts these fascinating tidbits into context."--San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner Based on the latest findings of Cold War historians and extensive research in American archives as well as the recently opened archives in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and China, We Now Know provides a vividly written, eye-opening account of the Cold War during the years from the end of World War II to the Cuban missile crisis. The book brims with new information drawn from previously unavailable sources, with fresh insight into the impact of ideology, economics, and nuclear weapons, and with striking reinterpretations of the roles of Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Khrushchev, Mao, and Stalin. Indeed, Gaddis concludes that if there was one factor that made the Cold War unavoidable it was Stalin.

Synopsis:

Did the Soviet Union want world revolution? Why did the USSR send missiles to Cuba? What made the Cold War last as long as it did? This text presents a comprehensive comparative history of the conflict from its origins, to it most dangerous moment - the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Synopsis:

Did the Soviet Union want world revolution? Why did the USSR send missiles to Cuba? What made the Cold War last as long as it did? The end of the Cold War makes it possible, for the first time, to begin writing its history from a truly international perspective. Based on the latest findings

of Cold War historians and extensive research in American archives as well as the recently opened archives in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and China, We Now Know provides a vividly written, eye-opening account of the Cold War during the years from the end of World War II to its most

dangerous moment, the Cuban missile crisis.

We Now Know stands as a powerful vindication of US policy throughout the period, and as a thought-provoking reassessment of the Cold War by one of its most distinguished historians.

Synopsis:

Did the Soviet Union want world revolution? Why did the USSR send missiles to Cuba? What made the Cold War last as long as it did? The end of the Cold War makes it possible, for the first time, to begin writing its history from a truly international perspective. Based on the latest findings of Cold War historians and extensive research in American archives as well as the recently opened archives in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and China, We Now Know provides a vividly written, eye-opening account of the Cold War during the years from the end of World War II to its most dangerous moment, the Cuban missile crisis.

We Now Know stands as a powerful vindication of US policy throughout the period, and as a thought-provoking reassessment of the Cold War by one of its most distinguished historians.

About the Author

John Lewis Gaddis is Robert Lovett Professor of History at Yale University. His many books include Strategies of Containment, The Long Peace, and The United States and the End of the Cold War.

Table of Contents

1. Dividing the World

2. Cold War Empires: Europe

3. Cold War Empires: Asia

4. Nuclear Weapons and the Early Cold War

5. The German Question

6. The Third World

7. Economics, Ideology, and Alliance Solidarity

8. Nuclear Weapons and the Escalation of the Cold War

9. The Cuban Missile Crisis

10. The New Cold War History: First Impressions

Notes, Bibliography, Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198780717
Author:
Gaddis, John Lewis
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, John Lewis
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Politics | International Studies | Cold War
Subject:
World politics -- 1945-
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Series Volume:
1018
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full color throughout
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.2 x 1.2 in 1.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Did the Soviet Union want world revolution? Why did the USSR send missiles to Cuba? What made the Cold War last as long as it did? This text presents a comprehensive comparative history of the conflict from its origins, to it most dangerous moment - the Cuban Missile Crisis.
"Synopsis" by , Did the Soviet Union want world revolution? Why did the USSR send missiles to Cuba? What made the Cold War last as long as it did? The end of the Cold War makes it possible, for the first time, to begin writing its history from a truly international perspective. Based on the latest findings

of Cold War historians and extensive research in American archives as well as the recently opened archives in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and China, We Now Know provides a vividly written, eye-opening account of the Cold War during the years from the end of World War II to its most

dangerous moment, the Cuban missile crisis.

We Now Know stands as a powerful vindication of US policy throughout the period, and as a thought-provoking reassessment of the Cold War by one of its most distinguished historians.

"Synopsis" by , Did the Soviet Union want world revolution? Why did the USSR send missiles to Cuba? What made the Cold War last as long as it did? The end of the Cold War makes it possible, for the first time, to begin writing its history from a truly international perspective. Based on the latest findings of Cold War historians and extensive research in American archives as well as the recently opened archives in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and China, We Now Know provides a vividly written, eye-opening account of the Cold War during the years from the end of World War II to its most dangerous moment, the Cuban missile crisis.

We Now Know stands as a powerful vindication of US policy throughout the period, and as a thought-provoking reassessment of the Cold War by one of its most distinguished historians.

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