The Cold War

The Cold War

A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2003
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Oxford University Press
The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, how did it affect the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century--what were the human and financial costs? This Very Short Introduction provides a clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War, one that will both invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780192801784
Characteristics: 185 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm


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Aug 16, 2010

This is a very concise overview of 1945-1990. For a short overview, the author did a fantastic job. I couldn't put this down. A great book and I highly recommend it as an overview.


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