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The Cold War By Joseph A. Smith

The Cold War
by Joseph A. Smith

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This edition provides two new chapters covering superpower relations in the 1970s and the developments of the 1980s that led to the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Eastern bloc. The book also now contains a fuller chronology and suggestions for further reading.
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The Cold War: 1945 - 1991 by Joseph A. Smith

This book provides a concise and up-to-date analysis of relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the whole period of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991.The author explains the rise of the two superpowers immediately after World War II and discusses the historical controversy over the origins of the Cold War. He describes the growing confrontation between East and West in Europe dating from the announcement of the Truman Doctrine in 1949 to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.The analysis includes coverage of the extension of the conflict beyond Europe to China, Korea, and Vietnam and also to the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The author highlights the role of Nixon and Kissinger in an examination of the rise and fall of detente during the 1970s. He explains, too, how superpower relations were dramatically altered during the 1980s by the impact of Reagan and Gorbachev. Finally, the book offers an assessment of the reasons for the sudden ending of the Cold War and its final outcome.

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About Joseph A. Smith

Joseph Smith is Reader in American Diplomatic History at the University of Exeter. He has previously taught at the College of William & Mary and the University of Denver. He is General Editor of the Historical Association Studies series.

Table of Contents

Preface. Outline Chronology. 1. Beginning of the Cold War. 2. Stalemate in Europe. 3. Conflict in Asia 4. Revolution in the Third World. 5. Detente. 6. End of the Cold War. Guide to Further Reading. Bibliography. Abbreviations. Index.

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The Cold War: 1945 - 1991 by Joseph A. Smith
Joseph A. Smith
Historical Association Studies
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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