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The Cold War : An International History - David Painter

The Cold War

An International History

Hardcover Published: 26th July 1999
ISBN: 9780415194464
Number Of Pages: 144

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Most scholarly studies devoted to examining the entire Cold War period focus almost exclusively on Soviet-American relations, thus neglecting other important aspects of the war. In addition to the global contest between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the history of the Cold War involves a wide range of issues relating to geopolitics, political economy (both international and domestic), and political development in all parts of the world. This international study provides a fresh perspective on the Cold War through an exploration of many of these issues, including: changes in the global distribution of power; advances in warfare technology; shifts in the balance of social and political forces within and among nations; the evolution of the world economy; and the transformation of the Third World. David Painter offers a compact, sophisticated analysis of how all of these factors intersected to produce, prolong and eventually end the Cold War.

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'Painter presents a very good analysis of the end of the Cold War.' - Journal of Contemporary History

'The Cold War is a very good combination of a comprehensive yet remarkably succinct account of the origins, development and conclusion of the Cold War that will serve as an excellent introductory text ... while providing a very handy overview for any interested reader.' - Slavonic and East European Review 80, 2002

Abbreviationsp. vi
Mapsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The Cold War Begins, 1945-50p. 4
Competition and Coexistence, 1950-62p. 31
From Cold War to Détente, 1963-73p. 56
From Détente to Confrontation, 1973-80p. 77
The Rise and Fall of the Second Cold War, 1981-91p. 95
Understanding the Cold Warp. 112
Notesp. 119
Suggested Further Readingp. 124
Indexp. 126
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ISBN: 9780415194464
ISBN-10: 0415194466
Series: Making of the Contemporary World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 26th July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 15.39  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1