Historical Dictionary of the Cold Warby Joseph Smith, Simon Davis
Joseph Smith and Simon Davis have captured the essence and madness of the "balance of terror" of the Cold War in the "Historical Dictionary of the Cold War". Covering an extensive period and much of the globe, this dictionary presents a year-by-year chronology and alphabetical entries on civilian and military leaders, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. While both authors are specialists in American foreign policy and diplomacy, Smith has a particular interest in United States relations with Latin America and Davis in Anglo-American relations. This broader focus is helpful, since it enables the authors to have a broader view of the Cold War, and having studied and lived in Great Britain, they view events from a more neutral perspective. This, and a conscious effort to maintain a scholary balance, enhances the objectivity of this volume. Smith and Davis have produced an easy-to-use reference tool for both the history scholar and student.
Author Biography: Joseph Smith is a reader in American diplomatic history at Exeter University in England. Simon Davis is presently Assistant Professor of History at Bronx Community College of New York City University. Both have written extensively on the period and are specialists in American foreign policy and diplomacy.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest Series , #15
- Product dimensions:
- 5.60(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.93(d)
Meet the Author
Joseph Smith is Reader Emeritus in History at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. He is an expert on Cold War history and American foreign relations, particularly with Latin America, notably Brazil.
Simon Davis is Professor of History at Bronx Community College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He concentrates on international and imperial history, with particular emphasis on the modern Middle East.
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