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The Cold War : A Very Short Introduction - Robert J. McMahon

The Cold War

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 27th March 2003
ISBN: 9780192801784
Number Of Pages: 200

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The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, how did it affect the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century--what were the human and financial costs? This Very Short Introduction provides a clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War, one that will both invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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1: The Setting: World War II and the destruction of the Old 2: Origins of the Cold War in Europe, 1945-1950 3: Toward hot war in Asia, 1945-1950 4: A global Cold War, 1950-1963 5: The rise and fall of detente, 1963-1978 6: Cold wars at home 7: Nuclear weapons and arms control 8: The final phase, 1978-1989 9: The aftermath

ISBN: 9780192801784
ISBN-10: 0192801783
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 27th March 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.17

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