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The Cold War

A Post-Cold War History

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Now available in a fully revised and updated third edition, The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the history and enduring legacy of the Cold War. * Thoroughly updated in light of new scholarship, including revised sections on President Nixon's policies in Vietnam and President Reagan's approach to U.S.-Soviet relations * Features six all new counterparts sections that juxtapose important historical figures to illustrate the contrasting viewpoints that characterized the Cold War * Argues that the success of Western capitalism during the Cold War laid the groundwork for the economic globalization and political democratization that have defined the 21st century * Includes extended coverage of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the most dangerous confrontation of the nuclear age thus far
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Ralph Levering is Emeritus Professor of History at Davidson College. He is the author or co-author of nine books,, including Debating the Origins of the Cold War: American and Russian Perspectives (2002) and The Kennedy Crises: The Press, the Presidency, and Foreign Policy (1983).


List of Illustrations ix Preface and Acknowledgments xii Prologue: Uneasy Allies, 1941 1945 1 1 Downward Spiral during the Truman Stalin Years, 1945 1953 19 Issues in the Emerging Cold War 20 Images and Domestic Politics Harm Relations 28 Counterparts: George Kennan and Nikolai Novikov 30 Containment and Countercontainment, 1947 1949 34 The Most Dangerous Phase, 1950 1952 42 Conclusion 55 2 The Institutionalized Cold War, 1953 1962 58 The Cold War at Home 62 A Modest Improvement in East West Relations, 1953 1955 70 The Second Dangerous Phase, 1956 1962 78 Counterparts: J. William Fulbright and Barry Goldwater 92 Showdown: The Cuban Missile Crisis 100 Conclusion 107 3 The Shift toward Relative Detente, 1963 1972 111 An Improved Atmosphere in 1963 113 Vietnam at Center Stage, 1964 1968 118 Toward a New Balance of Power, 1969 1972 131 Counterparts: Daniel Ellsberg and Henry Kissinger 140 Conclusion 151 4 The Roller ]Coaster Years, 1973 1984 154 Detente Bogs Down, 1973 1976 157 Carter Rides the Roller Coaster, 1977 1980 174 Reagan Challenges the Cold War Status Quo, 1981 1984 188 Counterparts: Jeane Kirkpatrick and Christopher Dodd 202 Seeking Improved US Soviet Relations, 1983 1984 207 Conclusion 210 Epilogue: The Cold War Ends, 1985 1991 214 Counterparts: Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan 222 Bibliographical Essay 230 Index 251 Photo Essay: The Cold War at Midpassage, 1957 1973 110 Maps Map 1.1 Map of Korea 51 Map 2.1 Map of Israel 83 Map 3.1 Map of Vietnam 123 Map 4.1 Map of the Horn of Africa 179 Map 4.2 Map of Central America 200