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The Cold War : a very short introduction

Author: Robert J McMahon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Series: Very short introductions, 87.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, what difference did it make to the broader history of the second half of the 20th century? This overview of the Cold War should invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.
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McMahon, Robert J., 1949-
Cold War.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003040458
(OCoLC)51559153
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J McMahon
ISBN: 9780191538933 0191538930 9780191577581 0191577588 9780192801784 0192801783
OCLC Number: 312572281
Description: 1 online resource (185 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; Preface; List of illustrations; List of maps; 1 World War II and the destruction of the old order; 2 The origins of the Cold War in Europe, 1945-50; 3 Towards 'Hot War' in Asia, 1945-50; 4 A global Cold War, 1950-8; 5 From confrontation to detente, 1958-68; 6 Cold wars at home; 7 The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968-79; 8 The final phase, 1980-90; Further reading; Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 87.
Responsibility: Robert J. McMahon.
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How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, what difference did it make to the broader history of the second half of the 20th century? This overview of the Cold War should invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.

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