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The Origins of the Cold War, 3rd Edition
covers the formative years of the extraordinary struggle between the two Superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States. In a clear and concise manner, Martin McCauley explains how the Cold War originated and developed and unravels some of the complex issues that gave rise to the Cold War. The book explores questions such as:
- Who was responsible for the Cold War?
- Was it inevitable or could it have been avoided?
- Was Stalin genuinely interested in a post-war agreement?
This new third edition is revised, updated and expanded with new material on areas such as the KGB and spying, and the contribution of intelligence to Stalin¿s picture of the world. The new introduction looks at our perceptions of the Cold War, the various approaches that have been adopted for reviewing the Cold War and the difficulties of developing a theory of the Cold War. The book incorporates the most recent scholarship, theories and newly-released information to provide students with an invaluable introduction to the subject.
Martin McCauley is a seasoned writer and broadcaster who has a wealth of experience in Russian and international affairs. His previous publications include Stalin & Stalinism, 3rd Edition (Longman) and Russia, America and the Cold War (Longman).
The Cold War is one of the most important and widely studied areas of history. Martin McCauley¿s best-selling Seminar Study unravels the complex issues which gave rise to the Cold War. Revised, updated and expanded, this new edition incorporates the most recent scholarship, theories and newly-released information to provide students with an invaluable introduction to the subject.
Martin McCauleys best-selling Seminar Study unravels the complex issues which gave rise to the Cold War. Updated and expanded, this new edition provides students with an invaluable introduction to the subject.
- The Cold War is an increasingly popular option on second/third year options
- Also useful to studends of politics and international ralations
- This is one of the top-selling Seminar Studies
- Easy to read, accessible writing style for students
- Lots of new material and recently released information to be included
- Martin McCauley is an extremely well-known and respected author.
About the Author
Martin McCauley is former Senior lecturer in Politics at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. An extremely accomplished author, he has written three other Seminar Studies volumes: The Khruschev Era, Russia, America and the Cold War and Stalin and Stalinism and two trade history books for Longman History: Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafia and Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE BACKGROUND
1. Setting the Scene
PART TWO: DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS 2. Moscow's View of the World Thinking about cooperation The cost of war Eastern and South-eastern Europe Western and Southern Europe Germany 3. Conflicts During the War The question of the Second front US capital for the Soviet Union Conflict over Germany The problem of Eastern and South-eastern Europe 4. 1945: The Turning Point Eastern and South-Eastern Europe Korea South-east Asia The Soviet Union in a new light Cooperation and pressure 5. Decisions Which Led to Division Containment Containment under way Policy on Atomic Weapons and Germany Easterna dn South-eastern Europe 6. The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan The Truman doctrine The Marshall plan 7. The Soviet Response The role of the Cominform Czechoslovakia The expulsion of Tito War, negotiations or neither The Berlin blockade PART THREE: ASSESSMENT 8. Was it all Inevitable? Documents Who's Who Guide to Further Reading