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Cold War Britain, 1945-1964 : new perspectives

Author: Michael F Hopkins; Michael Kandiah; Gillian Staerck
Publisher: Houndmills, Hampshire, U.K. ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Series: Cold War history series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book aims to deepen our understanding of Britain's role by both revisiting commonly accepted central issues and revealing under-explored topics and themes during the early Cold War years. Additionally, it examines Britain's response in a wider context: against the backdrop of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Anglo-Russian antagonism, the domestic political and economic scene, and the UK's particular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Hopkins; Michael Kandiah; Gillian Staerck
ISBN: 140390121X 9781403901217
OCLC Number: 50198863
Description: ix, 244 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Michael F. Hopkins, Michael D. Kandiah, Gillian Staerck --
Prelude to the Cold War --
Britain and the Origins of the Cold War 1917-1925 / Erik Goldstein --
The Cold War at Home and Abroad --
Herbert Morrison, the Cold War and Anglo-American Relations, 1945-1951 / Michael F. Hopkins --
The Conservative Party and the Early Cold War: The Construction of 'New' Conservatism / Michael D. Kandiah --
Themes in Diplomacy --
Waging the Economic Cold War: Britain and CoCom, 1948-54 / Ian R.W. Jackson --
Fight Against Peace? Britain and the Partisans of Peace, 1948-1951 / John Jenks --
'Our Staunchest Friends and Allies in Europe': Britain's Special Relationship with Scandinavia, 1945-1953 / Juhana Aunesluoma --
Revisiting Rapallo: Britain, Germany and the Cold War, 1945-1955 / Spencer Mawby --
Defence Studies --
Defence or Deterrence? The Royal Navy and the Cold War, 1945-1955 / Ian Speller --
From 'Hot War' to 'Cold War': Western Europe in British Grand Strategy, 1945-1948 / Martin A.L. Longden --
Whatever Happened to the Fourth British Empire? The Cold War, Empire Defence and the USA, 1943-1957 / Wayne M. Reynolds --
Regional Studies --
Coal and the Origins of the Cold War: The British Dilemma over Coal Supplies from the Ruhr, 1946 / Sean Greenwood --
The Algerian War, De Gaulle and Anglo-American Relations, 1958 / Gillian Staerck --
A Transfer of Power? Britain, the Anglo-American Relationship and the Cold War in the Middle East, 1957-1962 / Stephen J. Blackwell.
Series Title: Cold War history series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Michael F. Hopkins, Michael D. Kandiah and Gillian Staerck.
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