Cold War

Cold War

An International History

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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive history of the Cold War discussing its international effects, a timeline that charts the lead-up to the conflict, and a discussion of the aftermath since 1992.

Perseus Publishing
More than a bipolar conflict between two Superpowers, the decades-long Cold War 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, along with cultural coverage “from the Beetle to the Beatles.” Cold War goes beyond US-USSR relations to explore the Cold War from an international perspective, including key events and developments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Fink also offers a broader time line of the Cold War than any other text, charting the lead-up to the conflict with the Russian Revolution and World War II and discussing the aftermath of the Cold War since 1992. Based on the latest research and scholarship, Cold War is the consummate book on this lengthy and complex conflict for today's students and history buffs.

Cold War looks beyond US-USSR relations and explores the Cold War from an international perspective.

Book News
Although mostly thought of as a description of relations between the United States/Europe and the Soviet Union, the Cold War in truth included governments in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and even Latin America. This undergraduate textbook takes all of these settings into account and buttresses its history with latest research. Early chapters cover history, from the Russian revolution of 1917 through the rise of fascism and the subsequent Second World War. The book then moves on to the Cold War proper, providing seven chapters, including the period of détente and its demise, from 1969-1980. It closes with attention to the period after the Cold War, ending with the terrorist attack of 9/11. In addition to specialized histories, the bibliography also includes memoirs, films, and documentary online sources. The volume begins with a three page list of abbreviations and acronyms and a nine page chronology and closes with a six page list of key Cold War individuals from around the world. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
ISBN: 9780813347950
Characteristics: xxviii, 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm


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