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The Cold War : a new history / John Lewis Gaddis.

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J.N. Desmarais Library D 843 G22 2005 30007008172602 Circulation (3rd floor) Checked out 2017-04-03
J.N. Desmarais Library D 843 G22 2005 30007008926916 Circulation (3rd floor) Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594200629 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781594200625 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0143038273 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780143038276 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xii, 333 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.,maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-314) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: The view forward -- The return of fear -- Deathboats and lifeboats -- Command versus spontaneity -- The emergence of autonomy -- The recovery of equity -- Actors -- The triumph of hope -- Epilogue: The view back.
Summary, etc.: Beginning with World War II and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union, this is an account of the strategic dynamics that drove the age, with portraits of its major personalities and insight into its most crucial events. Drawing on newly opened Soviet, East European, and Chinese archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why -- from the months in 1945 when the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. went from alliance to antagonism to the barely averted holocaust of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the maneuvers of Nixon and Mao, Reagan and Gorbachev.
Subject: Cold War.
World politics > 1945-1989.

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