The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War

The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War

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by Norman Stone
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465020437

ISBN-13: 9780465020430

Pub. Date: 05/25/2010

Publisher: Basic Books


After World War II, the former allies were saddled with a devastated world economy and traumatized populace. Soviet influence spread insidiously from nation to nation, and the Atlantic powers—the Americans, the British, and a small band of allies—were caught flat-footed by the coups, collapsing armies, and civil wars that sprung from all sides. The Cold

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After World War II, the former allies were saddled with a devastated world economy and traumatized populace. Soviet influence spread insidiously from nation to nation, and the Atlantic powers—the Americans, the British, and a small band of allies—were caught flat-footed by the coups, collapsing armies, and civil wars that sprung from all sides. The Cold War had begun in earnest.

In The Atlantic and Its Enemies, prize-winning historian Norman Stone assesses the years between World War II and the collapse of the Iron Curtain. He vividly demonstrates that for every Atlantic success there seemed to be a dozen Communist or Third World triumphs. Then, suddenly and against all odds, the Atlantic won—economically, ideologically, and militarily—with astonishing speed and finality.

An elegant and path-breaking history, The Atlantic and Its Enemies is a monument to the immense suffering and conflict of the twentieth century, and an illuminating exploration of how the Atlantic triumphed over its enemies at last.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465020430
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
712
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
anything Stone writes is worth reading ... he researches & sifts data differently than others