The Cold War: An Interdisciplinary History / Edition 1

The Cold War: An Interdisciplinary History / Edition 1

by David Painter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415153166

ISBN-13: 9780415153164

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Cold War dominated international relations for forty-five years. It shaped the foreign policies of the United States and the Soviet Union and deeply affected their societies, domestic situations and their government institutions. Hardly any part of the world escaped its influence.

David Painter provides a compact and analytical study that examines the origins

Overview

The Cold War dominated international relations for forty-five years. It shaped the foreign policies of the United States and the Soviet Union and deeply affected their societies, domestic situations and their government institutions. Hardly any part of the world escaped its influence.

David Painter provides a compact and analytical study that examines the origins, course, and end of the Cold War. His overview is global in perspective, with an emphasis on the Third World as well as the contested regions of Asia and Central America, and a strong consideration of economic issues. He includes discussion of:

  • the global distribution of power
  • the arms race
  • the world economy.

The Cold War gives a concise, original and interdisciplinary introduction to this international state of affairs, covering the years between 1945 and 1990.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415153164
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Making of the Contemporary World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,180,114
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Cold War Begins, 1945-50

3. Competition and Coexistence, 1950-62

4. From Cold War to Detente, 1963-73

5. From Détente to Confrontation, 1973-80

6. The Rise and Fall of the Second Cold War, 1981-91

7. Understanding the Cold War

this will in any case make it a valuable addition to an undergraduate classroom...Overall, however, as an introduction to the most significant players and events of the Cold War, Painter's volume will be a helpful asset to instructors as the undergraduate level, particularly if used in

tandem with other materials that correct or answer some of the more disputable assertions.

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