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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 05 September 2017
  • ISBN : 9780465093137
  • Page : 720 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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The definitive history of the Cold War and its impact around the world We tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict: a clash of two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, born out of the ashes of World War II and coming to a dramatic end with the collapse of the Soviet Union. But in this major new work, Bancroft Prize-winning scholar Odd Arne Westad argues that the Cold War must be understood as a global ideological confrontation, with early roots in the Industrial Revolution and ongoing repercussions around the world. In The Cold War, Westad offers a new perspective on a century when great power rivalry and ideological battle transformed every corner of our globe. From Soweto to Hollywood, Hanoi, and Hamburg, young men and women felt they were fighting for the future of the world. The Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where nearly every community had to choose sides. And these choices continue to define economies and regimes across the world. Today, many regions are plagued with environmental threats, social divides, and ethnic conflicts that stem from this era. Its ideologies influence China, Russia, and the United States; Iraq and Afghanistan have been destroyed by the faith in purely military solutions that emerged from the Cold War. Stunning in its breadth and revelatory in its perspective, this book expands our understanding of the Cold War both geographically and chronologically, and offers an engaging new history of how today's world was created.

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The Cold War

The Cold War
  • Author : Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • ISBN : 9780465093137
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Cold War

The definitive history of the Cold War and its impact around the world We tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict: a clash of two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, born out of the ashes of World War II and coming to a dramatic end with the collapse of the Soviet Union. But in this major new work, Bancroft Prize-winning scholar Odd Arne Westad argues that the Cold War must be understood as

Canada and the Cold War

Canada and the Cold War
  • Author : Reg Whitaker,Steve Hewitt
  • Publisher : Lorimer
  • Release Date : 2003-10-19
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105121541945
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The Cold War was initiated in Canada in 1945 by the dramatic defection of Soviet cipher clerk, Igor Gouzenko. This event marked the start of what turned out to be more than four decades of muted conflict between the Soviet Union and the West. The story of Igor Gouzenko is only one of many tales of espionage and intrigue told in this lavishly illustrated history. Authors Reg Whitaker and Steve Hewitt offer anecdotes, analysis, and lively discussion of a subject that

Reviewing the Cold War

Reviewing the Cold War
  • Author : Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781135306816
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Since the cold war ended, it has become an international field of study, with new material from China, the former Soviet Union and Europe. This volume takes stock of where these new materials have taken us in our understanding of what the cold war was about and how we should study it.

The Cambridge History of the Cold War

The Cambridge History of the Cold War
  • Author : Melvyn P. Leffler,Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-25
  • ISBN : 9780521837194
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This volume examines the origins and early years of the Cold War in the first comprehensive historical reexamination of the period. A team of leading scholars shows how the conflict evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic and sociopolitical environments of the two world wars and interwar period.

Cold War

Cold War
  • Author : Hourly History
  • Publisher : Hourly History
  • Release Date : 2016-11-20
  • ISBN : 9781537584829
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The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from the end of World War II until the end of the 1980s. Over the course of five decades, they never came to blows directly. Rather, these two world superpowers competed in other arenas that would touch almost every corner of the globe. Inside you will read about... ✓ What Was the Cold War? ✓ The Origins of the Cold War ✓ World War II and the Beginning of the Cold

The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War

The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War
  • Author : Artemy M. Kalinovsky,Craig Daigle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • ISBN : 9781134700653
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This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars. The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of familiar Cold War events, such as the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and superpower détente, and shed new light on the importance of ideology, race, modernization, and transnational movements. The

The Cold War

The Cold War
  • Author : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-12-26
  • ISBN : 9781440684500
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"Outstanding . . . The most accessible distillation of that conflict yet written." —The Boston Globe "Energetically written and lucid, it makes an ideal introduction to the subject." —The New York Times The “dean of Cold War historians” (The New York Times) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why—from

How We Forgot the Cold War

How We Forgot the Cold War
  • Author : Jon Wiener
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780520271418
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"Here's a book that would've split the sides of Thucydides. Wiener's magical mystery tour of Cold War museums is simultaneously hilarious and the best thing ever written on public history and its contestation." --Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz "Jon Wiener, an astute observer of how history is perceived by the general public, shows us how official efforts to shape popular memory of the Cold War have failed. His journey across America to visit exhibits, monuments, and other historical

Fearing the Worst

Fearing the Worst
  • Author : Samuel F. Wells Jr.
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • ISBN : 9780231549943
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After World War II, the escalating tensions of the Cold War shaped the international system. Fearing the Worst explains how the Korean War fundamentally changed postwar competition between the United States and the Soviet Union into a militarized confrontation that would last decades. Samuel F. Wells Jr. examines how military and political events interacted to escalate the conflict. Decisions made by the Truman administration in the first six months of the Korean War drove both superpowers to intensify their defense

Oceanographers and the Cold War

Oceanographers and the Cold War
  • Author : Jacob Darwin Hamblin
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780295801858
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Oceanographers and the Cold War is about patronage, politics, and the community of scientists. It is the first book to examine the study of the oceans during the Cold War era and explore the international focus of American oceanographers, taking into account the roles of the U.S. Navy, United States foreign policy, and scientists throughout the world. Jacob Hamblin demonstrates that to understand the history of American oceanography, one must consider its role in both conflict and cooperation with

Remembering the Cold War

Remembering the Cold War
  • Author : David Lowe,Tony Joel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781317912583
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Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War’s blurred definition – it has neither a widely accepted commencement date nor unanimous conclusion - what is to be remembered? This book illustrates that there is, in fact, a huge body of ‘remembrance,’ and that it is more pertinent to

NATO in the Cold War and After

NATO in the Cold War and After
  • Author : Sergey Radchenko,Timothy Andrews Sayle,Christian Ostermann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-20
  • ISBN : 9781000529319
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This book examines episodes in NATO’s history from the founding of the North Atlantic Alliance in 1949 to its transition to the post-Cold War order in the 1990s, with an eye to better understanding its present and its future. NATO’s history, now running over seventy years, can no longer be framed in Cold War terms alone. Nor can the organization be understood fully as a post-Cold War institution. Today’s NATO is a product of both these eras. This

Cold War

Cold War
  • Author : Carole K. Fink
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780429973703
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The decades-long Cold War was more than a bipolar conflict between two Superpowers-it had implications for the entire world. In this accessible, comprehensive retelling, Carole K. Fink provides new insights and perspectives on key events with an emphasis on people, power, and ideas. Cold War goes beyond US-USSR relations to explore the Cold War from an international perspective, including developments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Fink also offers a broader time line of the Cold War than any other

Shadow Cold War

Shadow Cold War
  • Author : Jeremy Friedman
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-15
  • ISBN : 9781469623771
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The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War has long been understood in a global context, but Jeremy Friedman's Shadow Cold War delves deeper into the era to examine the competition between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China for the leadership of the world revolution. When a world of newly independent states emerged from decolonization desperately poor and politically disorganized, Moscow and Beijing turned their focus to attracting these new entities,

The Cold War from the Margins

The Cold War from the Margins
  • Author : Theodora K. Dragostinova
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • ISBN : 1501755552
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"Interprets the global dynamics of the late Cold War in the 1970s from the perspective of a small state, Bulgaria, and its cultural diplomacy in the Balkans, the West, and the Third World"--