America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-2002, Updated : Updated / Edition 9

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Overview

This new edition of a textbook examining Russo-American relations in the context of their global military and political rivalry has been examined to take into account some of the repercussions of the reactions to the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. LaFeber (history, Cornell U.) brings in developments in Central America, the Middle East, and elsewhere when it is relevant to the Cold War. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072849035
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/23/2002
  • Edition description: Updated Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Lafeber was born and raised in Indiana, attended Hanover College, and then received his Master of Arts degree from Stanford University and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His books include The American Age: U.S. Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad Since 1750 (2nd ed., 1994); Inevitable Revolutions: The United States in Central America (2nd ed., 1993); The Panama Canal: The Crisis in Historical Perspective (2nd ed., 1989); and The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1865-1898 (1963). He also wrote The American Search for Opportunity, Volume II of the Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations (1994). Since 1968, Professor Lafeber has been the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of American History at Cornell University, and in 1994, he was named a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow.
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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface to the Ninth Edition xiii
Introduction: The Burden of History (to 1941) 1
Chapter 1 Open Doors, Iron Curtains (1941-1945) 8
Chapter 2 Only Two Declarations of Cold War (1946) 32
Chapter 3 Two Halves of the Same Walnut (1947-1948) 54
Chapter 4 The "Different World" of NSC-68 (1948-1950) 80
Chapter 5 Korea: The War for Both Asia and Europe (1950-1951) 104
Chapter 6 New Issues, New Faces (1951-1953) 130
Chapter 7 A Different Cold War (1953-1955) 150
Chapter 8 East and West of Suez (1954-1957) 176
Chapter 9 New Frontiers and Old Dilemmas (1957-1962) 202
Chapter 10 Southeast Asia--and Elsewhere (1962-1966) 232
Chapter 11 A New Containment: The Rise and Fall of Detente (1966-1976) 266
Chapter 12 From Cold War to Old War: Reagan and Gorbachev (1977-1989) 298
Chapter 13 A New World Order--Or the Age of Fragmentation? (1989-1993) 344
Chapter 14 The Post-Cold War Era: Clinton, Yeltsin, and Back to a Bush (1993-2000) 370
Chapter 15 The World Turned Upside Down (2001) 410
Bibliography for Additional Reading 441
Index 459
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