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In this new edition of one of the best-selling books in the Seminar Studies in History series, Martin McCauley looks at the epic struggle between the two superpowers that put everyone in danger. In a clear and accessible manner, the book: Gives a succinct summary of the main turning points in the conflict, Looks at how the whole world was sucked into the Cold War, Shows how the arms race eventually bankrupted Russia, Discusses whether or not America and Russia have learnt anything from this confrontation.
Also containing a Chronology, Glossary and Who's Who of key figures, this revised second edition of Russia, America and the Cold War is essential reading for all students of twentieth-century history.
About the Author:
Martin McCauley is a seasoned writer and broadcaster who has a wealth of experience in Russian and international affairs. His recent publications include The Origins of the Cold War revised 3rd edition (2008), Stalin and Stalinism revised 3rd edition (2008) and The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (2007)