The Cold War: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

The Cold War: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

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by Klaus Larres
     
 

This collection brings together the most influential and commonly-studied articles on the Cold War. The editors draw on the wealth of international and multinational research on the subject to select contributions covering the origins, evolution and termination of the Cold War from 1945 to 1990. They focus particularly on the United States, former Soviet Union,

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This collection brings together the most influential and commonly-studied articles on the Cold War. The editors draw on the wealth of international and multinational research on the subject to select contributions covering the origins, evolution and termination of the Cold War from 1945 to 1990. They focus particularly on the United States, former Soviet Union, Britain, Germany and France, but also look at the role of the Cold War in other parts of the world.

A substantial introduction to the volume outlines current debates and issues in Cold War studies. The text comprises four parts - Cold War Origins, First Attempts at Conflict Management, War and Détente, and The End of the Cold War - over eight chapters. Each part is prefaced with a concise headnote, setting the chapters in their historiographical context. This combination of articles and editorial material provides students with easy access to seminal work and an analytical framework with which to approach their studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631207054
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Blackwell Essential Readings in History Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction: The Cold War as History Ann Lane.

Part I: Cold War Origins.

2. 'Introduction' from Preponderance of Power. M. Leffler.

3. 'Dividing the World' from We Now Know. (J. L. Gaddis).

Part II: First Attempts at Conflict Management.

4. 'Integrating Europe or Ending the Cold War' Churchill's Post-war Foreign Policy' from The Journal of European Integration History. (K. Larres).

5. 'Khrushchev and Kennedy: The Taming of the Cold War' from Inside the Kremlin's Cold War. (V. Zubok and K. Pleshakov).

Part III: War and Détente.

6. 'The Vietnam War and the Superpower Triangle' from The Fifty Years' War. (R. Crockatt).

7. 'The Failure of the Détente of the 1970's from Detente and Confrontation. (R. L. Garthoff).

Part IV: The End of the Cold War.

8. 'Who Won the Cold War' 1984-1991' from The Devil We Knew. (H. W. Brands).

9. 'Some Lessons from the Cold War' from The End of the Cold War. (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.).

Index.

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