The Cold War [2 volumes] (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
940
Utgivningsdatum
2018-12-07
Förlag
Greenwood Press
Medarbetare
Roberts, Priscilla (ed.)
Dimensioner
284 x 224 x 71 mm
Vikt
3301 g
Antal komponenter
2
Komponenter
2 hardbacks
ISBN
9781440852114
The Cold War [2 volumes] (inbunden)

The Cold War [2 volumes]

Interpreting Conflict through Primary Documents

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This detailed two-volume set tells the story of the Cold War, the dominant international event of the second half of the 20th century, through a diverse selection of primary source documents. One of the most extensive to date, this set of primary source documents studies the Cold War comprehensively from its beginning, with the emergence of the world's first communist government in Russia in late 1917, to its end, in 1991. All of the key events, including the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the nuclear arms race, are discussed in detail. The primary sources provide insight into the thinking of all participants, drawing on Western, Soviet, Asian, and Latin American perspectives. In The Cold War: Interpreting Conflict through Primary Documents primary documents are organized chronologically, allowing readers to appreciate the ramifications of the Cold War within a clear time frame. Extensive interpretive commentary provides in-depth background and context for each document. This work is an indispensable reference for all readers seeking to become deeply knowledgeable about the Cold War. Provides in-depth documentary coverage of all key aspects of the Cold War, helping readers understand the continued significance of the Cold War to the current world Includes documents from all sides of the conflict, including many newly available materials from the Soviet bloc, Cuba, and China Traces the origins of Cold War rivalry and antagonism between the United States and the Soviet Union back to the Russian Revolution of 1917 Offers detailed coverage of how the Cold War surfaced beyond Europe, especially in Asia and the Middle East
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"The collection is very strong in political and historical documents but less so in coverage of the military/technology race of the period. However, that in no way diminishes the value of the work. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers." - Choice

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Priscilla Roberts, PhD, is associate professor of business at the City University of Macau. With Spencer C. Tucker and others, she has coedited and contributed documents to 11 ABC-CLIO encyclopedias.