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The Cold War : a beginner's guide

Author: Merrilyn Thomas
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2009.
Series: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For nearly half a century the world was divided in two, wrenched apart by superpowers that perceived the nations of the world only as either capitalist or communist. The Cold War was a battle not of weapons but rather of minds, fought by intelligence agencies and covert government envoys, while propaganda machines worked behind the scenes to create the illusion of a constant threat of conspiracy and treason." "In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merrilyn Thomas
ISBN: 9781851686803 1851686800
OCLC Number: 339966667
Description: 184 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Communism and capitalism --
Propaganda, plots and bombs --
THe freeze: from the Second World War to the division of Europe --
The thaw: détente in Europe --
Confrontation: the end of the Cold War in Europe --
Cuba and Latin America --
Asia --
The Middle East --
Africa.
Series Title: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Responsibility: Merrilyn Thomas.

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Exposes the reality behind the war between capitalism and communism, two ideologies divided by the Iron Curtain. This book peels back the layers of deception and intrigue and offers an assessment of  Read more...

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