The Cold War

Written By Odd Arne Westad
The Cold War
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 31 August 2017
  • ISBN : 0141979925
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Cold War written by Odd Arne Westad which was release on 31 August 2017, this book published by Penguin UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 'Odd Arne Westad's daring ambition, supra-nationalist intellect, polyglot sources, masterly scholarship and trenchant analysis make The Cold War a book ofresounding importance for appraising our global future as well as understanding our past' Richard Davenport-Hines, TLS, Books of the Year 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. There was no part of the world where East and West did not, ultimately, demand a blind and absolute allegiance, and nowhere into which the West and East did not reach. Countries as remote from each other as Korea, Angola and Cuba were defined by their allegiances. Almost all civil wars became proxy conflicts for the superpowers. Europe was seemingly split in two indefinitely. Arne Westad's remarkable new book is the first to have the distance from these events and the ambition to create a convincing, powerful narrative of the Cold War. The book is genuinely global in its reach and captures the dramas and agonies of a period always overshadowed by the horror of nuclear war and which, for millions of people, was not 'cold' at all: a time of relentless violence, squandered opportunities and moral failure. 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.

The Cold War

The Cold War
  • Author : Bradley Lightbody
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 142
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : 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 ...

The Cold War

The Cold War
  • Author : Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-08-31
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : 'Odd Arne Westad's daring ambition, supra-nationalist intellect, polyglot sources, masterly scholarship and trenchant analysis make The Cold War a book ofresounding importance for appraising our global future as well as understanding our past' Richard Davenport-Hines, TLS, Books of the Year As Germany and then Japan surrendered in 1945 there was a ...

Encyclopedia of the Cold War

Encyclopedia of the Cold War
  • Author : Ruud van Dijk,William Glenn Gray,Svetlana Savranskaya,Jeremi Suri,Qiang Zhai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Total pages : 1146
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : 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 ...

The Cold War

The Cold War
  • Author : Klaus Larres,Ann Lane
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2001-10-08
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : 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 : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-12-26
  • Total pages : 333
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : 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....

Origins of the Cold War

Origins of the Cold War
  • Author : Melvyn P. Leffler,David S. Painter
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : The Cold War dominated the world political arena for forty-five years. Focusing on the international system and on events in all parts of the globe, Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter have brought together a truly international collection of articles that provide a fresh and comprehensive analysis of the ...

The Cold War

The Cold War
  • Author : Robert Cowley
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 478
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : 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, ...

Stalin and the Cold War in Europe

Stalin and the Cold War in Europe
  • Author : Gerhard Wettig
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 285
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : This intriguing book, based on recently accessible Soviet primary sources, is the first to explain the emergence of the Cold War and its development in Stalin's lifetime from the perspective of Soviet policy-making. It pays particular attention to the often-neglected "societal" dimension of Soviet foreign policy as a crucial element ...

Reviewing the Cold War

Reviewing the Cold War
  • Author : Norway) Nobel Symposium 1998 (Lysebu
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 382
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : Revised papers of a symposium organized by the Norwegian Nobel Institute at Lysebu in 1998....

Origins of the Cold War 1941 1949

Origins of the Cold War  1941 1949
  • Author : Martin McCauley
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 166
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : The Cold War is one of the most important and widely studied areas of history. Martin McCauley's best-selling Seminar Study unravels the complex issues which gave rise to the Cold War and explains how it originated. This new edition is revised, updated and expanded with new material on areas such ...

Daughter of the Cold War

Daughter of the Cold War
  • Author : Grace Kennan Warnecke
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : Grace Kennan Warnecke's memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball team, Grace eventually found her ...

Stalin s Wars

Stalin s Wars
  • Author : Geoffrey Roberts
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Total pages : 468
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : This breakthrough book provides a detailed reconstruction of Stalin’s leadership from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 to his death in 1953. Making use of a wealth of new material from Russian archives, Geoffrey Roberts challenges a long list of standard perceptions of Stalin: his qualities as a ...

Freedom s Laboratory

Freedom s Laboratory
  • Author : Audra J. Wolfe
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-15
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : Closing in the present day with a discussion of the recent March for Science and the prospects for science and science diplomacy in the Trump era, the book demonstrates the continued hold of Cold War thinking on ideas about science and politics in the United States....

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
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 396
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : 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....

Reagan Bush Gorbachev

Reagan  Bush  Gorbachev
  • Author : Norman A. Graebner,Richard Dean Burns,Joseph M. Siracusa
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0141979925
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Summary : This book examines the end of the Cold War and the decline of ardent anticommunist ideologies in the United States. It chronicles the evolution of the political relationship between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev and that relationship's role in ending the Cold War....