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The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

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By: Robert J McMahon(Author)
185 pages, 16 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction
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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.

Contents

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

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Popular Science
By: Robert J McMahon(Author)
185 pages, 16 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
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