Cold War: Primary Sources

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Cold War: Primary Sources tells the story of the Cold War in the words of the people who lived and shaped it. The Cold War was the period in history from 1945 until 1991 that was dominated by the rivalry between the world's superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. Thirty-one excerpted documents provide a wide range of perspectives on this period of history. Included are excerpts from former British prime minister Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech; U.S. general Douglas MacArthur's address to ...
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Overview

Cold War: Primary Sources tells the story of the Cold War in the words of the people who lived and shaped it. The Cold War was the period in history from 1945 until 1991 that was dominated by the rivalry between the world's superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. Thirty-one excerpted documents provide a wide range of perspectives on this period of history. Included are excerpts from former British prime minister Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech; U.S. general Douglas MacArthur's address to the U.S. Congress, in which he uttered the famous lines, "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away"; "One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism in the U.S.A." from the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC); and numerous speeches from Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. president John F. Kennedy. Nearly eighty black-and-white photographs help illustrate the book. Cold War: Primary Sources also features sidebars containing interesting facts about people and events related to the Cold War, document-specific glossaries, a timeline, and an index.

More than thirty of the most important documents, papers, speeches, and communications during the Cold War by the major figures of the era.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787676667
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Series: Cold War Reference Library
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Reader's Guide xv
Cold War Timeline xix
Cold War Beginnings 1
The "Long Telegram" 5
Contrasting Viewpoints: United States Versus the Soviet Union (box) 9
"Report on the International Situation to the Cominform" (box) 11
16
The "Iron Curtain Speech" 18
25
The "Novikov Telegram" 26
Confrontation Builds 32
34
"Special Message to the Congress on Greece and Turkey: The Truman Doctrine, March 12, 1947" 36
43
"Remarks 44
Cominform, Molotov Plan, Comecon (box) 45
52
"Special Message to the Congress on the Threat to the Freedom of Europe, March 17, 1948" 54
Communism Spreads 61
64
"Our First Line of Defense" 67
71
"National Security Council Report on Soviet Intentions (NSC-68)" 73
79
"Old Soldiers Never Die; They Just Fade Away" Speech 82
Those Who Strove for Peace 88
90
"Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Address to the Democratic National Convention on the Importance of the United Nations, Chicago, Illinois, July 23, 1952" 92
99
"The Chance for Peace" 103
113
"Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy" Speech 115
Homeland Insecurities 123
125
"How to Fight Communism" 127
135
"Testimony from House Un-American Activities Hollywood Hearings, October 1947" 137
146
"One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism in the U.S.A." 148
166
"Speech on Communists in the U.S. State Department Made Before the Women's Republican Club in Wheeling, West Virginia, February 1950" 168
The Colorful Khrushchev 174
176
"Crimes of Stalin Speech" 177
184
"The Looking Glass" 185
195
"Peace and Progress Must Triumph in Our Time" 198
Corn, Khrushchev, and Roswell Garst (box) 199
Endangered Berlin 204
208
"Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Berlin Crisis, July 25, 1961" 210
217
"Khrushchev's Secret Speech on the Berlin Crisis, August 1961" 219
224
"Remarks in the Rudolph Wild Platz, Berlin, June 26, 1963" 228
Cuban Missile Crisis 232
236
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis 238
244
"Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Soviet Arms Buildup in Cuba, October 22, 1962" 246
253
"Communique to President Kennedy Accepting an End to the Missile Crisis, October 28, 1962" 256
Fortieth Anniversary Meeting of Cuban Missile Crisis 258
Changing Superpower Relations in the 1970s and 1980s 263
267
"Informal Remarks in Guam with Newsmen (Nixon Doctrine), July 25, 1969" 269
274
"Remarks at Andrews Air Force Base on Returning from the People's Republic of China, February 28, 1972" 276
282
Reagan's Early Tough Talk About the Soviets (box) 284
"Address to the Nation on the Meetings with Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev in Iceland, October 13, 1986" 287
End of the Cold War 293
298
"Address to the 43rd United Nations General Assembly Session, December 7, 1988" 300
307
"At Historic Crossroads: Documents on the December 1989 Malta Summit" 309
319
"End of Cold War: Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on the State of the Union, January 28, 1992 321
Text Permissions 327
Where to Learn More 329
Index 333
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