This concise historical narrative by a prize-winning Cold War historian covers the entire Cold War period from the Yalta conference of 1945 to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The book analyzes the Cold War as the primary event and framework that dominated American thought and action for half a century.
About the Author
Fraser J. Harbutt is Associate Professor of History at Emory University. He is the prize-winning author of The Iron Curtain: Churchill, America, and the Origins of the Cold War (1986).
Table of Contents
1. Harry S. Truman and the Creation of a Postwar Order.
2. The Cold War Breaks Loose, 1949-54.
3. The Eisenhower Fifties: Consolidation and Confrontation.
4. The 1960s: The Triumph and Tragedy of AmericanLiberalism.
5. America at Bay: The Enigmatic 1970s.
6. Ronald Reagan and the End of the Cold War Era.