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Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2005.
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Beginning with World War II and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union, this is an account of the strategic dynamics that drove the age, with portraits of its major personalities and insight into its most crucial events. Drawing on newly opened Soviet, East European, and Chinese archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why -- from the months in  Read more...
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Gaddis, John Lewis.
Cold War.
New York : Penguin Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607651606
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Lewis Gaddis
ISBN: 1594200629 9781594200625 9780143038276 0143038273
OCLC Number: 61303540
Description: xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The view forward --
The return of fear --
Deathboats and lifeboats --
Command versus spontaneity --
The emergence of autonomy --
The recovery of equity --
Actors --
The triumph of hope --
Epilogue: The view back.
Responsibility: John Lewis Gaddis.
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Beginning with World War II and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union, this is an account of the strategic dynamics that drove the age, with portraits of its major personalities and insight into its most crucial events. Drawing on newly opened Soviet, East European, and Chinese archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why -- from the months in 1945 when the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. went from alliance to antagonism to the barely averted holocaust of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the maneuvers of Nixon and Mao, Reagan and Gorbachev.

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