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After Sputnik : America, the world, and Cold War conflicts

Author: Alan J Levine
Publisher: New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
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"On October 4, 1957 in the midst of the Cold War, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first artificial earth satellite. For the West, and especially the United States, it was a shattering blow to national morale and pride. It led to a deep-seated fear that the Soviet Union would surpass the United States in both technology and power and that even nuclear war might be near.After Sputnik shows that the late 1950s  Read more...
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History
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Levine, Alan J.
After Sputnik : America, the World, and Cold War Conflicts.
Somerset : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J Levine
ISBN: 9781351295109 1351295101 9781351295116 135129511X 9781351295123 1351295128
OCLC Number: 1017001816
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages)
Contents: Eisenhower's paradise? : America in the late 1950s --
Cold War policy and military strategy to 1958 --
The enemy : Khrushchev's USSR --
The Sputnik shock --
"Missile gap" and space race --
The Muddled East : the Middle East crisis and the Lebanon landing --
Battle in the Taiwan Strait : the second "Quemoy-Matsu Crisis" --
Berlin Crisis --
The last domino : American intervention in the Indonesian Civil War --
The rise of the maximum leader : the Cuban Revolution, Castro and Latin America.
Responsibility: Alan J. Levine.

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Shows that the late 1950s were not an era of complacency and smugness, but were some of the most anxious years in American history. In this engaging history, Alan J. Levine delves deeply into this  Read more...

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