Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War

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A historical atlas must depict complex issues in a manner immediately accessible to the reader. The Cold War has long needed such an atlas. With easily understood maps and text, this atlas meets this demand. Not only are the obvious issues addressed, such as Cuba, Berlin and so on, but the author also presents themes such as cultural issues and detente to the reader, presenting the Cold War in all its complexities in a form which is both useful and understandable.
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Most historical atlases are heavy on maps and light on text. This one is the reverse. While these maps are good general markers, in black, white and green without much detail, they serve primarily to illustrate text. And what a text there is to illustrate. Lancaster University (UK) lecturer Swift provides wonderful mini-essays on each topic he covers. The book is divided into five chronological sections, and each section contains seven to ten "chapters," or topics covered by the text/map combinations. Some sample titles, to see how Swift organizes material: "The Berlin Blockade," "The Two Chinas," "The Non-Aligned Movement," "Detente in the 70s." With each topic getting a two-page spread (left side for text, right for map), they're easy to use and follow. The essays are so good, I could easily imagine teachers getting this book out of the school library and using an essay or two for classes, if they felt the whole volume was a bit much. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Macmillan, Palgrave, 160p. illus. maps. bibliog. index., Ages 15 to adult.
—Daniel Levinson
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Praise for books in the Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas Series:

"a useful text and library reference...can serve as a supplemental volume or stand alone as a short text"—Nationalities Papers

". . . a valuable tool for the classroom and the general public."-Multicultural Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333994030
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/17/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Swift is a lecturer at St. Martin's College, Lancaster, and also an honorary research fellow at Lancaster University History Department.

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Table of Contents

The Origins of the Cold War
1 The Russian Revolution and the World
2 The Comintern and the First Red Scare in the West in the 1920s
3 Chaos and Communism in China, 1918-39
4 Foreign Policy under Stalin
5 The Grand Alliance in World War II
6 The Zonal Division of Germany
7 The End of the War Against Japan
The Outbreak of the Cold War
8 Eastern Europe 1944-49
9 The Truman Doctrine
10 Marshall Aid
11 The Berlin Blockade
12 The Chinese Communist Victory
13 NATO and the Warsaw Pact
14 Other Regional Security Pacts
15 The Malayan Emergency
The Height of the Cold War
16 Korea: Partition and War
17 Korea: the UN Intervenes
18 Budapest, 1956
19 Eisenhower and Latin America
20 The Two Chinas
21 The Berlin Wall
22 Cuba: Castro's Revolution and the Bay of Pigs
23 TheCuban Missile Crisis
The Later Cold War
24 The Sino-Soviet Split
25 The Cultural Revolution
26 Culture and the Cold War
27 Capitalism v. Communism in the 1960s
28 The Peace Corps
29 Southeast Asia: Partition and War
30 Southeast Asia: American Intervention
31 Southeast Asia: the Fall of the South
32 The Non-Aligned Movement
33 The Prague Spring
34 Intelligence Gathering
35 The Middle East Wars and the Threat to World Peace
36 Detente in the 1970s
37 The Arms Race
38 Arms Sales and Military Assistance
39 Nuclear Proliferation
40 Capitalism v. Communism in the 1980s
41 Nicaragua and the Sandinistas
42 The Cold War in Africa
43 The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
44 The Early Reagan Years - Renewed Cold War
The End of the Cold War and After
45 Gorbachev's Reforms
46 The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe
47 The Break-up of the USSR
48 The Legacy of the Cold War: Yugoslavia
49 The Legacy of the Cold War: Russia
50 The Surviving Communist World
Selected Bibliography
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