The Cold War

The Cold War
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Pages: 333
ISBN: 0143038273
Available:
Release: 2006-12-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Evaluates the second half of the twentieth century in light of its first fifty years, chronicling how the world transformed from a dark era of international communism and nuclear weapons to a time of political and economic freedom. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

The Cold War

The Cold War
Author: Bradley Lightbody
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9780415195263
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Cold War examines the complex arguments which divided East and West following the end of the Second World War, and analyzes its eight major phases, including: * the emergence of the Cold War * Coexistence and Detente * Glasnost in the late 1980s. Combining factual overview and background discussion of the key issues such as the nuclear threat and who, if anyone, won the Cold War, with analysis of source material, students will find this a must-have in the study of this major historical event.

Cold War a World History

Cold War  a World History
Author: Odd Arne Westad
Pages: 720
ISBN: 0141979917
Available:
Release: 2018-07
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

As Germany and then Japan surrendered in 1945 there was a tremendous hope that a new and much better world could be created from the moral and physical ruins of the conflict. Instead, the combination of the huge power of the USA and USSR and the near-total collapse of most of their rivals created a unique, grim new environment- the Cold War. For over forty years the demands of the Cold War shaped the life of almost all of us. Europe was seemingly split in two indefinitely. This is a book of extraordinary scope and daring. It is conventional to see the first half of the 20th century as a nightmare and the second half as a reprieve. Westad shows that for much of the world the second half was by most measures even worse.

Mao s China and the Cold War

Mao s China and the Cold War
Author: Jian Chen
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780807898901
Available:
Release: 2010-03-15
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This comprehensive study of China's Cold War experience reveals the crucial role Beijing played in shaping the orientation of the global Cold War and the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. The success of China's Communist revolution in 1949 set the stage, Chen says. The Korean War, the Taiwan Strait crises, and the Vietnam War--all of which involved China as a central actor--represented the only major "hot" conflicts during the Cold War period, making East Asia the main battlefield of the Cold War, while creating conditions to prevent the two superpowers from engaging in a direct military showdown. Beijing's split with Moscow and rapprochement with Washington fundamentally transformed the international balance of power, argues Chen, eventually leading to the end of the Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the decline of international communism. Based on sources that include recently declassified Chinese documents, the book offers pathbreaking insights into the course and outcome of the Cold War.

Reviewing the Cold War

Reviewing the Cold War
Author: Odd Arne Westad
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781135306748
Available:
Release: 2013-10-14
Editor: Routledge
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Encyclopedia of the Cold War

Encyclopedia of the Cold War
Author: Ruud van Dijk,William Glenn Gray,Svetlana Savranskaya,Jeremi Suri,Qiang Zhai
Pages: 1146
ISBN: 9781135923112
Available:
Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War – a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945–1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day.

The Cold War

The Cold War
Author: Klaus Larres,Ann Lane
Pages: 268
ISBN: 0631207066
Available:
Release: 2001-10-08
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This collection brings together the most influential and commonly-studied articles on the Cold War. Together with an introduction and concise headnotes, this book provides students with easy access to seminal work and an analytical framework with which to approach their studies.

The Cold War

The Cold War
Author: Robert Cowley
Pages: 478
ISBN: 9780812967166
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Essays by twenty-five distinguished historians shed new light on the military aspects of the Cold War, with contributions by Dino Bugioni on plans to invade Cuba during the missile crisis, Jeffrey Norman's description of how POWs in North Vietnam survived their ordeal, and other works by Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, Caleb Carr, Thomas Fleming, and others. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Last Decade of the Cold War

The Last Decade of the Cold War
Author: Olav Njølstad
Pages: 435
ISBN: 0714685399
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The last decade of the Cold War witnessed the transformation of world politics with the collapse of one-party Communist rule in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. This book explains how it happened and why.

The Columbia Guide to the Cold War

The Columbia Guide to the Cold War
Author: Michael Kort
Pages: 366
ISBN: 9780231107730
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Details the key events and issues in the history of the Cold War, and includes a dictionary of terms, institutions, and people; a condensed chronology; and an annotated resource section.

The Cold War

The Cold War
Author: David Painter
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781134742530
Available:
Release: 2002-03-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cold War dominated international relations for forty-five years. It shaped the foreign policies of the United States and the Soviet Union and deeply affected their societies, domestic situations and their government institutions. Hardly any part of the world escaped its influence. David Painter provides a compact and analytical study that examines the origins, course, and end of the Cold War. His overview is global in perspective, with an emphasis on the Third World as well as the contested regions of Asia and Central America, and a strong consideration of economic issues. He includes discussion of: the global distribution of power the arms race the world economy. The Cold War gives a concise, original and interdisciplinary introduction to this international state of affairs, covering the years between 1945 and 1990.

The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1941 1947

The United States and the Origins of the Cold War  1941 1947
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Pages: 396
ISBN: 023112239X
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book moves beyond the focus on economic considerations that was central to the work of New Left historians, examining the many other forces -- domestic politics, bureaucratic inertia, quirks of personality, and perceptions of Soviet intentions -- that influenced key decision makers in Washington.

Encyclopedia of the Cold War

Encyclopedia of the Cold War
Author: Ruud van Dijk,William Glenn Gray,Svetlana Savranskaya,Jeremi Suri,Qiang Zhai
Pages: 1146
ISBN: 9781135923105
Available:
Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War – a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945–1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day.

The Cold War

The Cold War
Author: Jeremy Black
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781474217989
Available:
Release: 2015-10-22
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Surveys the military and diplomatic history of the long Cold War, from 1917 to the present.

Remembering the Cold War

Remembering the Cold War
Author: David Lowe,Tony Joel
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781317912583
Available:
Release: 2014-01-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 ask: what should be included and what can be overlooked? Over five sections, this richly illustrated volume considers case studies of Cold War remembering from different parts of the world, and engages with growing theorisation in the field of memory studies, specifically in relation to war. David Lowe and Tony Joel afford careful consideration to agencies that identify with being ‘victims’ of the Cold War. In addition, the concept of arenas of articulation, which envelops the myriad spaces in which the remembering, commemorating, memorialising, and even revising of Cold War history takes place, is given prominence.

The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War

The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War
Author: Artemy M. Kalinovsky,Craig Daigle
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781134700653
Available:
Release: 2014-06-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Routledge Handbook of the Cold War draws on the wealth of new Cold War scholarship, bringing together essays on a diverse range of topics such as geopolitics, military power and technology and strategy. The chapters also address the importance of non-state actors, such as scientists, human rights activists and the Catholic Church, and examine the importance of development, foreign aid and overseas assistance. The volume is organised into nine parts: Part I: The Early Cold War Part II: Cracks in the Bloc Part III: Decolonization, Imperialism and its Consequences Part IV: The Cold War in the Third World Part V: The Era of Detente Part VI: Human Rights and Non-State Actors Part VII: Nuclear Weapons, Technology and Intelligence Part VIII: Psychological Warfare, Propaganda and Cold War Culture Part IX: The End of the Cold War This new Handbook will be of great interest to all students of Cold War history, international history, foreign policy, security studies and IR in general.

Propaganda and Intelligence in the Cold War

Propaganda and Intelligence in the Cold War
Author: Linda Risso
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781317974864
Available:
Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers the first account of the foundation, organisation and activities of the NATO Information Service (NATIS) during the Cold War. During the Cold War, NATIS was pivotal in bringing national delegations together to discuss their security, information and intelligence concerns and, when appropriate or possible, to devise a common response to the ‘Communist threat’. At the same time, NATIS liaised with bodies like the Atlantic Institute and the Bilderberg group in the attempt to promote a coordinated western response. The NATO archive material also shows that NATIS carried out its own information and intelligence activities. Propaganda and Intelligence in the Cold War provides the first sustained study of the history of NATIS throughout the Cold War. Examining the role of NATIS as a forum for the exchange of ideas and techniques about how to develop and run propaganda programmes, this book presents a sophisticated understanding of the extent to which national information agencies collaborated. By focusing on the degree of cooperation on cultural and information activities, this analysis of NATIS also contributes to the history of NATO as a political alliance and reminds us that NATO was – and still is – primarily a political organisation. This book will be of much interest to students of NATO, Cold War studies, intelligence studies, and IR in general.

East Plays West

East Plays West
Author: Stephen Wagg,David L. Andrews
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9780415359269
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Routledge
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Cold War spanned some five decades from the devastation that remained after World War Two until the fall of the Berlin wall, and for much of that time the perception was that only on the Eastern side were politics and sport inextricably linked. However, this assumption underestimates the extent to which sport was an important symbol for both power blocs in their ongoing ideological struggle. This collection of essays from leading international authorities on sport, culture and ideology brings together an impressive body of work organized around key political themes and outstanding moments in sport, and is at once a political history of sport and an illuminating new perspective on the forces that shaped this unsettled time.

The Cold War

The Cold War
Author: J.P.D. Dunbabin
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9781317875208
Available:
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cold War offers a brief but detailed treatment of one of the most complex eras of the 20th Century. In this fully revised second edition, J.P.D. Dunbabin, drawing on international scholarship and using much new material from communist sources, describes a world in which covert operations could be as important as outright diplomacy, 'soft' power as influential as 'hard', and in which competing ideologies ruled the hearts as much as the heads of the leaders in power. Dunbabin’s account is global in scope, taking into account the importance of players beyond the superpowers, and shedding light on the proxy conflicts such as those in Africa and the Middle East that, if not caused by the continuing stalemate between the great powers, were used as weapons within it.

The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War
Author: Richard H. Immerman,Petra Goedde
Pages: 660
ISBN: 9780199236961
Available:
Release: 2013-01-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Thirty four essays by a team of leading scholars offering a broad reassessment of the cold war, calling into question orthodox ways of ordering the chronology of the period and presenting new insights into the global dimension of the conflict.