Conflict in Europe and Asia

Author: Steve Phillips

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435327361

Category: Cold War

Page: 250

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The Cold War is the ideal book for students studying the causes and the development of the Cold War in Europe, Asia and the Americas from 1941 - 90.
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Author: Richard H. Immerman,Petra Goedde

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199236968

Category: History

Page: 660

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Thirty four essays by a team of leading scholars offering a broad reassessment of the cold war, calling into question orthodox ways of ordering the chronology of the period and presenting new insights into the global dimension of the conflict.
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Britain, the United States and the Indian Subcontinent, 1945-1965

Author: Paul M. McGarr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107008158

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 5185

This book traces the rise and fall of Anglo-American relations with India and Pakistan from independence in the 1940s, to the 1960s.
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Author: Robert J. McMahon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192801783

Category: History

Page: 185

View: 7801

How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, what difference did it make to the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century? This clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War will both invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.
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Debating and Doing History

Author: John Prados

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 159797174X

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 9991

Examines the debates surrounding the end of the Cold War
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Author: Bradley Lightbody

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415195268

Category: History

Page: 142

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The Cold War examines the complex arguments which divided East and West following the end of the Second World War, and analyzes its eight major phases, including: * the emergence of the Cold War * Coexistence and Detente * Glasnost in the late 1980s. Combining factual overview and background discussion of the key issues such as the nuclear threat and who, if anyone, won the Cold War, with analysis of source material, students will find this a must-have in the study of this major historical event.
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Between the United States and the Soviet Union

Author: L szl¢ Borhi

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639241800

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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"Based on new archival evidence, this book examines Soviet empire building in Hungary and the American response to it." "The book analyzes why, given all its idealism and power, the U.S. failed even in its minimal aims concerning the states of Eastern Europe. Eventually both the United States and the Soviet Union pursued power politics: the Soviets in a naked form, the U.S. subtly, but both with little regard for the fate of Hungarians."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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International Institutions and State Strategies in Europe, 1989-1991

Author: Robert Owen Keohane,Joseph S. Nye,Stanley Hoffmann

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674008649

Category: Political Science

Page: 481

View: 6787

Bringing together the work of seasoned experts and younger scholars, this volume offers a wide-ranging analysis of the effects of historical patterns whether interrupted or intact on post Cold War politics. Equally grounded in theory and extensive empirical research, this timely volume offers a remarkably lucid description and interpretation of our changing world order. In both its approach and its conclusions, it will serve as a model for the study and conduct of international relations in a new era."
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Canada and the United States' Coalition of the Willing, from Hiroshima to Korea

Author: Robert Teigrob

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802099238

Category: History

Page: 288

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Comparing Canadian and American responses to events such as the atomic bomb, the Gouzenko Affair, the creation of NATO, and the Korean War, Teigrob traces the role that culture and public opinion played in shaping responses to international affairs.
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Order, Chaos and the Return of History

Author: James E. Cronin,Cronin James

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415908214

Category: History

Page: 332

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The World the Cold War Made examines the Cold War and its lasting legacy by carefully exploring the creation and structure of the postwar settlement; its successes, failures and adaptations; and the eventual coming apart of the post war order in the 1980s and early 1990s. James Cronin shows how this legacy has allowed some nations and industries to grow but has blocked others' paths to economic development. States whose very identities are threatened and whose positions within the larger community are in flux struggle to find a path to prosperity, while a competitive logic sharply limits the options available to them. At the same time, Cronin states, the end of the Cold War has removed powerful external constraints on the political choices of nations, allowing previously disenfranchised peoples the freedom to chart distinctive paths into the next century that are more responsive to their own histories.--Publisher description.
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The Struggle for Occupied Austria

Author: James Jay Carafano

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585442133

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 6095

As U.S. troops marched into vanquished Austria at the end of World War II, they faced the dual tasks of destroying the remnants of Nazi power and establishing a new democratic nation. The military was adept at the first task; it was woefully unprepared for the second. These halting efforts, complicated by the difficulties of managing the occupation along with Britain, France, and the Soviet Union, exacerbated an already monumental undertaking and fueled the looming Cold War confrontation between East and West. In this first English-language study of secret postwar U.S. military operations during the occupation of Austria and of the American effort to create a garrison state for NATO’s defense, James Jay Carafano traces U.S. policy and behavior from the end of the war until 1955 and the signing of the treaty that finally led to the withdrawal of the occupation forces. From the very beginning of American presence, he demonstrates, the U.S. Army could not wean itself from the operational habits it had forged in war, practices that skewed U.S. postwar foreign policy while earning Austrian resentment and Soviet mistrust. The fog of peace, he concludes, befuddled U.S. planners. In fascinating narrative and crystal-clear detail, Carafano lays out the course of U.S. presence in Austria, the problems America encountered, and the problems it caused. In the course, he not only sheds new light on this little-studied aspect of the Cold War, he also underscores the mundane truth that peace is fundamentally different from war and that armies used during peacetime have to be retrained from their war focus if they are to manage their tasks successfully. Those interested in contemporary military peace-keeping efforts as well as those trying to understand the lessons of the Cold War will find this in-depth study an invaluable aid.
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The State, Propaganda and Consensus

Author: Tony Shaw

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845112110

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 7990

Uncovers British cinema's contribution to Cold War propaganda and to the development of a popular consensus on Cold War issues. This book focuses on an age in which the 'first Cold War' dictated international politics. It explores the relationship between film-makers, censors and Whitehall.
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The Emergence and Development of East-West Conflict, 1939-1953

Author: Gerhard Wettig

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742555426

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 1686

This intriguing book, based on recently accessible Soviet primary sources, is the first to explain the emergence of the Cold War and its development in Stalin's lifetime from the perspective of Soviet policy-making. It pays particular attention to the often-neglected "societal" dimension of Soviet foreign policy as a crucial element of the genesis and development of the Cold War. Gerhard Wettig provides readers with new insights into Stalin's willingness to initiate crisis with the West while still avoiding military conflict.
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Author: Joseph Smith,Simon Davis

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810853843

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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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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Literature and Film

Author: David Seed

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579581954

Category: History

Page: 216

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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International Perspectives

Author: David Reynolds

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300105629

Category: History

Page: 288

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Drawing on recently opened archives from the former Soviet Union as well as on existing research largely unavailable in English, distinguished authorities from eight countries provide new insight into the origins of the Cold War and into the Europe that has been molded by it. David Reynolds and his fellow essayists have made a truly valuable contribution toward the reinterpretation of Cold War origins that is sure to follow the opening of documents in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Viewing the Cold War as international history does make a difference, and this volume is one of the first to show why.-John Lewis Gaddis, Professor of History, Ohio University An outstanding collection of essays.-Jacob Heilbrunn, The New Republic A welcome addition to the still-burgeoning literature on the origins of the Cold War.-Foreign Affairs Students of American affairs will find the U.S. chapter in itself an excellent historiographical guide, but far more important for them is the opportunity provided by the rest of the book to place U.S. policies in a wider European context.-D.K. Adams, American Studies This is a valuable book.It reminds American, British, and Soviet historians that, as Wiebes and Zeeman write, the 'Cold War was not a bi- or even tri-lateral affair'. Indeed, this book might provoke historians to publish broader international histories of the Cold War in Europe.-Terry Anderson, The Journal of American History A contribution towards objectifying discussion of the cold war...To be appreciated.-Wilfried Loth, The International History Review A handy introduction to the historiography of Cold War origins in Europe. The book's usefulness as a reference work is enhanced by maps, a chronology of events and a table of key appointees in post-war governments.-John Wilson Young, English Historical Review
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New and Old Dimensions

Author: Geir Lundestad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199666431

Category: History

Page: 318

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In International Relations Since the End of the Cold War many of the world's leading scholars examine the Cold War legacy. The authors examine several key issues including: the relationship between democracy and peace, the Cold War and the Third World, superpowers, the role of post-Cold War nuclear weapons.
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The Stalin Years

Author: Vojtech Mastny

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195352115

Category: History

Page: 571

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In this long-awaited sequel to his acclaimed Russia's Road to the Cold War (1979), Vojtech Mastny offers a thorough history of the early years of the Cold War, drawing upon his extensive research in newly opened Soviet archives. Just as the earlier volume offered the definitive portrait of Joseph Stalin's foreign policy during World War II, The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity affords readers an equally superb account of Stalin's foreign policy during his last years. Combining important new data with the fascinating insights of one of our leading authorities on Soviet affairs, this book illuminates a crucial period in recent world history.
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A History in Documents and Eyewitness Accounts

Author: Jussi M. Hanhimäki,Odd Arne Westad

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199272808

Category: History

Page: 694

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The Cold War contains a selection of official and unofficial documents which provide a truly multi-faceted account of the entire Cold War era. This volume presents the different kinds of materials necessary to understand what the Cold War was about, how it was fought, and the ways in which it affected the lives of people around the globe. By depicting the experiences of East Berlin housewives and South African students, as well as those of political leaders from Europe and the Third World, The Cold War emphasizes the variety of ways in which the Cold War conflict was experienced. The significance of these differences is essential to understanding the Cold War: it demonstrates how the causes of the clash may have looked very different in Santiago from the way they looked in Seoul, New York, Moscow, or Beijing. The book examines the entirety of the Cold War era, presenting documents from the end of World War II right up to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. A finalselection of source material goes on to illustrate the impact of the Cold War to the present day. Again, the emphasis is global: there are documents on the aftermath of the Cold War in Africa and Europe, as well as on the links between the Cold War and the dramatic events of 11 September 2001. By providing a truly international glimpse of the Cold War and its various actors and subjects, The Cold War helps cut through the often simplistic notions of the recent past and allows the reader to explore the truly global impact of the East-West confrontation that dominated international relations in the second half of the twentieth century.
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