Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War

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With 50 maps and easily accessible text, the newest title in the Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas series presents the Cold War in a form which is both useful and understandable. Covering popular issues such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Blockade, and the arms race, the book also examines less obvious themes such as cultural issues, détente, and many more, giving readers a comprehensive and thorough overview the Cold War and all its complexities.

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Overview

With 50 maps and easily accessible text, the newest title in the Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas series presents the Cold War in a form which is both useful and understandable. Covering popular issues such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Blockade, and the arms race, the book also examines less obvious themes such as cultural issues, détente, and many more, giving readers a comprehensive and thorough overview the Cold War and all its complexities.

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Editorial Reviews

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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

KLIATT
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333994047
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/17/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.36 (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

Preface

Part 1: The Origins Of The Cold War

• The Russian Revolution and the World

• The Comintern and the Red Scare in the West in the 1920s

• Chaos and Communism in China, 1918-1939

• Foreign Policy under Stalin

• The Grand Alliance in World War II

• The Zonal Division of Germany

• The End of the War Against Japan

• Eastern Europe 1944-1949

Part 2: The Height Of The Cold War

• The Truman Doctrine

• Marshall Aid

• The Berlin Blockade

• The Chinese Communist Victory

• NATO and the Warsaw Pact

• Other Regional Security Pacts

• The Malayan Emergency

• Korea: Partition and War

• Korea: The UN Intervenes

• Budapest, 1956

• Eisenhower and Central America

• The Two Chinas

• The Cultural Revolution

• Cuba: Castro's Revolution and the Bay of Pigs

• The Cuban Missile Crisis

• The Sino-Soviet Split

• The Berlin Wall

• Culture and the Cold War

• Capitalism v. Communism in the 1960s

• The Peace Corps

• Southeast Asia: Partition and War

• Southeast Asia; American Intervention

• Southeast Asia: The Fall of the South

• The Non-Aligned Movement

• The Prague Spring

• Intelligence Gathering

• The Middle East Wars and the Threat to World Peace

• Détente in the 1970s

• The Arms Race

• Arms Sales and Military Assistance

• Nuclear Proliferation

• Capitalism v. Communism in the 1980s

• Nicaragua and the Sandinistas

• The Cold War in Africa

• The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

• The Early Reagan Years - Renewed Cold War

Part 3: The End of the Cold War and After

• Gorbachev's Reforms

• The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe

• The Break-up of the USSR

• The Legacy of the Cold War: Yugoslavia

• The Legacy of the Cold War: Russia

• The Surviving Communist World

• Select Bibliography

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