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The Cold War (Historical Association Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

This book provides a concise and up-to-date analysis of relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the whole period of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991.

The author explains the rise of the two superpowers immediately after World War II and discusses the historical controversy over the origins of the Cold War. He describes the growing confrontation between East and West in Europe dating from the announcement of the Truman Doctrine in 1949 to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

The analysis includes coverage of the extension of the conflict beyond Europe to China, Korea, and Vietnam and also to the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The author highlights the role of Nixon and Kissinger in an examination of the rise and fall of detente during the 1970s. He explains, too, how superpower relations were dramatically altered during the 1980s by the impact of Reagan and Gorbachev. Finally, the book offers an assessment of the reasons for the sudden ending of the Cold War and its final outcome.

Synopsis:

This edition provides two new chapters covering superpower relations in the 1970s and the developments of the 1980s that led to the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Eastern bloc. The book also now contains a fuller chronology and suggestions for further reading.

Synopsis:

This book provides a concise analysis of relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the whole period of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. It explains the rise of the two superpowers immediately after World War II. The author describes the growing confrontation between East and West in Europe dating from the announcement of the Truman Doctrine in 1949 to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Full attention is paid to the extension of the conflict beyond Europe. The analysis covers superpower relations in the 1970s and the developments of the 1980s that led to the end of the Cold War.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-163) and index.

About the Author

Joseph Smith is Reader in American Diplomatic History at the University of Exeter. He has previously taught at the College of William & Mary and the University of Denver. He is General Editor of the Historical Association Studies series.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Outline Chronology.

1. Beginning of the Cold War.

2. Stalemate in Europe.

3. Conflict in Asia.

4. Revolution in the Third World.

5. Detente.

6. End of the Cold War.

Guide to Further Reading.

Bibliography.

Abbreviations.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631191384
Subtitle:
1945 - 1991
Author:
Smith, Joseph
Author:
Smith, Helen
Author:
Smith, Brenda
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Oxford, UK ;
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
1945-
Subject:
Military - Nuclear Warfare
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century/Nuclear Age
Subject:
World politics -- 1945-
Subject:
1945-1989
Subject:
World politics -- 1945-1989.
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
Twentieth Century & Contemporary History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Historical Association Studies
Series Volume:
97-8
Publication Date:
September 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.40x5.44x.58 in. .59 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , This edition provides two new chapters covering superpower relations in the 1970s and the developments of the 1980s that led to the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Eastern bloc. The book also now contains a fuller chronology and suggestions for further reading.
"Synopsis" by , This book provides a concise analysis of relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the whole period of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. It explains the rise of the two superpowers immediately after World War II. The author describes the growing confrontation between East and West in Europe dating from the announcement of the Truman Doctrine in 1949 to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Full attention is paid to the extension of the conflict beyond Europe. The analysis covers superpower relations in the 1970s and the developments of the 1980s that led to the end of the Cold War.
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