The Cold War: A Beginner's Guide [NOOK Book]

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This guide exposes the reality behind the war between capitalism and communism, two ideologies divided by the Iron Curtain. New revelations show that what was once regarded as simply a struggle between good and evil was in fact a far more complex affair. Merrilyn Thomas peels back the layers of deception and intrigue and offers a penetrating assessment of the legacy of instability that continues today.
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The Cold War: A Beginner's Guide

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Overview

This guide exposes the reality behind the war between capitalism and communism, two ideologies divided by the Iron Curtain. New revelations show that what was once regarded as simply a struggle between good and evil was in fact a far more complex affair. Merrilyn Thomas peels back the layers of deception and intrigue and offers a penetrating assessment of the legacy of instability that continues today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780741444
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Series: Beginner's Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 929 KB

Meet the Author

Merrilyn Thomas is a Research Fellow at University College London and author of 'Communing with the Enemy: Covert Operations, Christianity and Cold War Politics in Britain and the GDR' (2005).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Communism and capitalism 6

2 Propaganda, plots and bombs 17

3 The freeze: from the Second World War to the division of Europe 30

4 The thaw: detente in Europe 51

5 Confrontation: the end of the Cold War in Europe 68

6 Cuba and Latin America 86

7 Asia 102

8 The Middle East 119

9 Africa 135

Conclusion: echoes of the Cold War 151

Chronology 156

Notes 160

Bibliography 173

Index 179

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