Chronology of the Cold War, 1917-1992

Chronology of the Cold War, 1917-1992

by Lester Brune
     
 

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More than just a timeline, the Chronology of the Cold War is in-depth chronological narrative organized into sections. Each section carries a clear date and summary heading. The five major sections are

I. Cold Peace, 1917-1940
II. The Strange Alliance, 1941-1945
III. Containment and Détente, 1946-1975
IV. Confrontation & Conciliation, 1976-1991
V

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More than just a timeline, the Chronology of the Cold War is in-depth chronological narrative organized into sections. Each section carries a clear date and summary heading. The five major sections are

I. Cold Peace, 1917-1940
II. The Strange Alliance, 1941-1945
III. Containment and Détente, 1946-1975
IV. Confrontation & Conciliation, 1976-1991
V. Epilogue

Based on sections of the Chronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations (Routledge 2003), the book includes significant additional material on Russia, China, arms control, and the Cold War in the Third World. This easy-to-use reference also includes an introductory section reviewing the history leading up to the Cold War from 1917 to 1945, a general bibliography of resources on the Cold War and is illustrated with photographs from presidential libraries and 18 maps.

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'Succinct and clear.'Library Journal

'This entire work should be seen as a useful tool for the historian checking a fact or a student looking to start a research project. This work is highly recommended for all types and levels of libraries.'American Reference Books Annual

'This solid reference work will appeal to scholars, historians, librarians, students, and other. It belongs in all types of libraries, not only those having special sections on Slavic and Eastern European studies. Recommended.'CHOICE

Library Journal
Although conventional chronology views the Cold War as a post-World War II phenomenon, this chronology takes a longer view that begins in 1917 and continues past the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union. The emphasis here is not only on America's relationship with Russia but also with its allies and clients. The book includes developments in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Based on portions of the three-volume Chronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations, this work includes many identical or shortened versions of articles in the earlier work, but new articles have been added as well to expand on the Cold War theme. Short headings (e.g., "Dean Acheson replaces George Marshall as Secretary of State") are followed by succinct and clear descriptions of the events. Small maps, photos (some identical to those in the parent work), a useful introductory historical essay, and a topical bibliography that includes primarily books written before the end of the 20th century round out the text. Bottom Line Sometimes the arrangement by specific date is strained, as when the item noted requires a longer time line (e.g., U.S.-Cuban relations). But more to the point, the emphasis of this chronology is predominantly on foreign affairs and diplomacy; attention given to social events and movements is almost nonexistent. For this reason, readers looking for information on developments in art, film, literature, or popular culture in relation to the Cold War will need to look elsewhere. The combination of the hefty price and partial redundancy makes this an optional purchase, especially for libraries that already own the parent work. Libraries that opt to purchase the book will need to acquire additional resources that cover social and cultural developments of the Cold War.-Barbara Walden, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Lib. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415973397
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.90(d)

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