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The Cold War [electronic resource] : an international history / David Painter.

By: Painter, David S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Making of the contemporary world: Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999Description: 1 online resource (ix, 130 p.) : maps.ISBN: 0203202554 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780203202555 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0203010035 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780203010037 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780415194464; 0415194466; 9780415153164 (pb); 0415153166 (pb); 9781134742530 (electronic bk.); 1134742533 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cold War | World politics -- 1945- | World politics -- 1945-1989 | Koude Oorlog | Oost-Westverhouding | GUERRA FRIA | POL�ITICA INTERNACIONAL -- 1945 | HISTORY / Modern / 20th CenturyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cold War.DDC classification: 909.82 Other classification: 15.50 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The Cold War begins, 1945-50 -- Competition and coexistence, 1950-62 -- From Cold War to detente, 1963-73 -- From detente to confrontation, 1973-80 -- The rise and fall of the second Cold war, 1981-91 -- Understanding the Cold War.
Review: "David Painter provides a compact and analytical study that examines the origins, the course, and the end of the Cold War. His overview is global in perspective and focuses on the interaction of international rivalries and national politics and policies. In addition to the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union that was at the center of the Cold War, he examines such important issues as changes in the global distribution of power, the dynamics of the arms race, ideological divisions within and among nations, the evolution of the world economy, and the political and economic transformations of the Third World."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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1. Introduction -- 2. The Cold War begins, 1945-50 -- 3. Competition and coexistence, 1950-62 -- 4. From Cold War to detente, 1963-73 -- 5. From detente to confrontation, 1973-80 -- 6. The rise and fall of the second Cold war, 1981-91 -- 7. Understanding the Cold War.

"David Painter provides a compact and analytical study that examines the origins, the course, and the end of the Cold War. His overview is global in perspective and focuses on the interaction of international rivalries and national politics and policies. In addition to the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union that was at the center of the Cold War, he examines such important issues as changes in the global distribution of power, the dynamics of the arms race, ideological divisions within and among nations, the evolution of the world economy, and the political and economic transformations of the Third World."--BOOK JACKET.

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