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A to Z Guide #8: The A to Z of the Cold War

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Publisher Comments:

This highly praised book captures the essence and the madness of the balance of terror that was the Cold War. Describing an extensive period and much of the globe, The A to Z of the Cold War presents a year-by-year chronology, an introductory essay, and hundreds of entries on civilian and military leaders, central issues and peripheral conflicts, crucial countries and their allies or foes, the contending alliances and the non-aligned, deterrence and detente, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. While both authors are specialists in American foreign policy and diplomacy, Smith has a particular interest in United States relations with Latin America and Davis in Anglo-American relations. This broader focus is helpful, because it enables the authors to have a broader view of the Cold War, and having studied and lived in Great Britain, they view events from a more neutral perspective. This, and a conscious effort to maintain a scholarly balance, enhances the objectivity of this volume. Smith and Davis have produced an easy-to-use reference tool for both the history scholar and student.

Book News Annotation:

Can you quickly summarize the Hallstein Doctrine? How about giving the difference between trilateralism and tripartisme? Smith (American diplomatic history, Exeter U.) and Davis (history, City U. of New York) explain it all to you in this dictionary of the war that has passed into our increasingly unreliable memories. They open with a comprehensive chronology and introduction, followed by hundreds of entries about the politicians, events, weaponry, issues, and countries involved. They list the treaties, organizations, acts, doctrines, hopes and fears of that remarkable era. As a result, readers get a basic background in what happened, along with a healthy dose of why. Smith and Davis include a select bibliography ordered chronologically and a subject index.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This highly praised book captures the essence and the madness of the balance of terror that was the Cold War. Describing an extensive period and much of the globe, it presents a year-by-year chronology, an introductory essay, and hundreds of entries on civilian and military leaders, central issues and peripheral conflicts, crucial countries and their allies or foes, the contending alliances and the non-aligned, deterrence and detente, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. The focus of this book extends beyond U.S.-Soviet relations and devotes several substantial entries to documenting how the Cold War played out in other parts of the world. This broad, global view of the conflict and a conscious effort on the authors' part to maintain a scholarly balance enhance the objectivity of this easy-to-use reference tool, which will prove useful to both the history scholar and novice student.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810853843
Author:
Smith, Joseph
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Author:
Davis, Simon
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Military-General History
Series:
A to Z Guide
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
326
Dimensions:
8.48x5.68x1.00 in. .94 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 326 pages Scarecrow Press - English 9780810853843 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This highly praised book captures the essence and the madness of the balance of terror that was the Cold War. Describing an extensive period and much of the globe, it presents a year-by-year chronology, an introductory essay, and hundreds of entries on civilian and military leaders, central issues and peripheral conflicts, crucial countries and their allies or foes, the contending alliances and the non-aligned, deterrence and detente, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. The focus of this book extends beyond U.S.-Soviet relations and devotes several substantial entries to documenting how the Cold War played out in other parts of the world. This broad, global view of the conflict and a conscious effort on the authors' part to maintain a scholarly balance enhance the objectivity of this easy-to-use reference tool, which will prove useful to both the history scholar and novice student.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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