A comprehensive five-volume reference on the defining conflict of the second half of the 20th century, covering all aspects of the Cold War as it influenced events around the world.
* 1,299 entries covering all facets of the Cold War from its origins to its aftermath, including all political, diplomatic, military, social, economic, and cultural aspects of the conflict
* Over 200 internationally recognized contributors from around the world, many writing about events and issues from the perspective of their country of origin
* Over 175 original documents-a collection that draws heavily on recently opened files from archives in China, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union
* More than 470 powerful images and illustrations plus 47 maps detailing specific military conflicts and movements of various groups
* Indexes that are both alphabetically and categorically organized, covering people, places, events, weapons systems, and more
Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, is senior fellow in military history for ABC-CLIO and the author or editor of more than 40 books and encyclopedias, many of which have been recognized by awards. Priscilla Mary Roberts, PhD, is an associate professor of history and Honorary Director of the Centre of American Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She spent 2003 as a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She was editor of the documents volume of ABC-CLIO's award-winning The Encyclopedia of the World War I and The Encyclopedia of World War II.