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Origins of the Cold War : An International History - Melvyn P. Leffler

Origins of the Cold War

An International History

Paperback Published: 11th April 2005
ISBN: 9780415341103
Number Of Pages: 368

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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 origins of the Cold War. Moving beyond earlier controversies, this edited collection focuses on the interaction between geopolitics and threat perception, technology and strategy, ideology and social reconstruction, national economic reform and patterns of international trade, and decolonization and national liberation. The editors also consider how and why the Cold War spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and how groups, classes and elites used the Cold War to further their own interests. This second edition brings the collection right up to date, including the newest research from the Communist side of the Cold War and the most recent debates on culture, race and intelligence. Also included is a completely new section dealing with the Cold War crises in Iran, Turkey and Greece and a guide to further reading.

Industry Reviews

'An excellent collection, which offers works with which students would be unfamiliar. The articles demonstrate a real commitment to international history.' - Robert L. Beisner, The American University, Washington DC

'A fresh collection of stimulating and impressive essays. This book will be of great value not only to students of the subject but to those teaching.' - John A. Thompson, University of Cambridge

List of mapsp. ix
Series editor's prefacep. x
Acknowledgments and editorial notep. xiii
Introduction: the international system and the origins of the Cold Warp. 1
Soviet and American strategy and diplomacyp. 13
National security and US foreign policyp. 15
Stalin and Soviet foreign policyp. 42
The atomic bomb and the origins of the Cold Warp. 58
Stalin and the bombp. 72
Three Cold War crises: Iran, Turkey, and Greecep. 91
The Iranian Crisis of 1946 and the origins of the Cold Warp. 93
The Turkish War Scare of 1946p. 112
The Greek Civil Warp. 134
Europe and the Cold Warp. 153
British policy and the origins of the Cold Warp. 155
The European dimension of the Cold Warp. 167
The Russians in Germanyp. 178
Communism in Bulgariap. 190
Stalin and the Italian Communistsp. 205
Hegemony and autonomy within the Western alliancep. 221
The Cold War in Asia, Africa, and Latin Americap. 237
From the Marshall Plan to the Third Worldp. 239
Revolutionary movements in Asia and the Cold Warp. 251
Stalin and the Korean Warp. 265
Mao and Sino-American relationsp. 283
The impact of the Cold War on Latin Americap. 299
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ISBN: 9780415341103
ISBN-10: 0415341108
Series: Rewriting Histories
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 11th April 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition