America, Russia and the Cold War: 1945-1996 / Edition 8

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Using extensive materials from both published and private sources,this concise text focuses on U.S. /Soviet diplomacy to explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War. The thesis allows for use of anecdote and quotation to exemplify the policies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070360648
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Series: America in Crisis Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.31 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Burden of History (to 1941) 1
1 Open Doors, Iron Curtains (1941-1945) 7
2 Only Two Declarations of Cold War (1946) 30
3 Two Halves of the Same Walnut (1947-1948) 49
4 The "Different World" of NSC-68 (1948-1950) 74
5 Korea: The War for Both Asia and Europe (1950-1951) 99
6 New Issues, New Faces (1951-1953) 125
7 A Different Cold War (1953-1955) 145
8 East and West of Suez (1954-1957) 169
9 New Frontiers and Old Dilemmas (1957-1962) 192
10 Southeast Asia - and Elsewhere (1962-1966) 220
11 A New Containment: The Rise and Fall of Detente (1966-1976) 252
12 From Cold War to Old War: Reagan and Gorbachev (1977-1989) 283
13 A New World Order - Or the Age of Fragmentation? (1989-) 327
Bibliography for Additional Reading 373
Index 387
About the Author 409
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2002

    The Plot Thickens

    The book is what historians sometimes dub a 'good read.' The chapters flow well as the author does a wonderful job of transitioning from one period to the next. The book is long but still is only able to focus on some of the more important aspects of Cold War history while fleeting over others. The author's use of resources and notes is impressive as well. The book is certainly recommended as a required text in a Cold War graduate seminar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2001

    A good read

    This is the first continuous book on Soviet Union and US relations I've read. Easy enough and comprehensive enough for the beginner to learn some of the things not taught in high school history. It was very well written, and had its sarcastic moments as well.

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