The Columbia Guide to the Cold War (Columbia Series in Science and Religion)

The Columbia Guide to the Cold War (Columbia Series in Science and Religion)

By: Michael Kort (author)Hardback

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The Cold War was the longest conflict in American history, and the defining event of the second half of the twentieth century. Since its recent and abrupt cessation, we have only begun to measure the effects of the Cold War on American, Soviet, post-Soviet, and international military strategy, economics, domestic policy, and popular culture. The Columbia Guide to the Cold War is the first in a series of guides to American history and culture that will offer a wealth of interpretive information in different formats to students, scholars, and general readers alike. This reference contains narrative essays on key events and issues, and also features an A-to-Z encyclopedia, a concise chronology, and an annotated resource section listing books, articles, films, novels, web sites, and CD-ROMs on Cold War themes.

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Michael Kort is a professor of social science at Boston University's College of General Studies. He is the author of several books on the Soviet Union and Cold War history including The Handbook of the Former Soviet Union; The Soviet Colossus: History and Aftermath; and The Cold War.


AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I. Narrative Overview1. The Cold War and Its Historians2. The Cold War Begins: 1945-19533. From the Thaw to the Brink: 1953-19624. Vietnam and Detente: 1962-19755. The New Cold War: 1976-19846. The End of the Cold War: 1985-1990Part II. The Cold War A to ZPart III. Concise ChronologyPart IV. ResourcesIntroduction: Looking for Resources1. Topics2. Memoirs and Biographies3. Bibliographies, Reference Works, and Primary-Source Collections4. Journals, Projects/Archives, and Presidential Libraries5. Electronic Resources6. Films and NovelsAppendix: The Costs of the Cold WarIndex

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/11/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780231107723
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 420
  • ID: 9780231107723
  • weight: 681
  • ISBN10: 0231107722

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