The World The Cold War Made

The World the Cold War Made
Publisher Psychology Press
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Category History
Total Pages 332
ISBN 0415908213
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The World the Cold War Made examines the Cold War and its lasting legacy by carefully exploring the creation and structure of the postwar settlement; its successes, failures and adaptations; and the eventual coming apart of the post war order in the 1980s and early 1990s. James Cronin shows how this legacy has allowed some nations and industries to grow but has blocked others' paths to economic development. States whose very identities are threatened and whose positions within the larger community are in flux struggle to find a path to prosperity, while a competitive logic sharply limits the options available to them. At the same time, Cronin states, the end of the Cold War has removed powerful external constraints on the political choices of nations, allowing previously disenfranchised peoples the freedom to chart distinctive paths into the next century that are more responsive to their own histories.--Publisher description.

The World the Cold War Made
  • Author : James E. Cronin,Cronin James,Prof James E Cronin
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1996

The World the Cold War Made examines the Cold War and its lasting legacy by carefully exploring the creation and structure of the postwar settlement; its successes, failures and adaptations; and the eventual coming apart of the post war order in the 1980s and early 1990s. James Cronin shows how

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The Cold War
  • Author : Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10

The definitive history of the Cold War and its impact around the world We tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict: a clash of two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, born out of the ashes of World War II and coming to a

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The Global Cold War
  • Author : Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01

The Cold War shaped the world we live in today - its politics, economics, and military affairs. This book shows how the globalization of the Cold War during the last century created the foundations for most of the key conflicts we see today, including the War on Terror. It focuses

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Cold War Canada
  • Author : Reginald Whitaker,Gary Marcuse
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996-09

The chilling effects of anti-communist policies in post-war Canada. Whitaker and Marcuse reconstruct the secret and silent purges while tracing spy scandals, the growth of security screenings, and attacks on individuals.

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The Wise Men
  • Author : Walter Isaacson,Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-06-04

A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was

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Shadow Cold War
  • Author : Jeremy Friedman
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-15

The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War has long been understood in a global context, but Jeremy Friedman's Shadow Cold War delves deeper into the era to examine the competition between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China for the leadership

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The Marshall Plan
  • Author : Benn Steil
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13

Winner of the 2018 American Academy of Diplomacy Douglas Dillon Award Shortlisted for the 2018 Duff Cooper Prize in Literary Nonfiction “[A] brilliant book…by far the best study yet” (Paul Kennedy, The Wall Street Journal) of the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan and its long-lasting influence on our world. In

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The Cold World They Made
  • Author : Ron Robin
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-19

Ron Robin looks at the original power couple of strategic studies who, during the most dangerous military standoff in history, gained access to the deepest corridors of power. The Wohlstetters’ legacy was kept alive by disciples in George W. Bush’s administration, and their signature brilliance and hubris continue to

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College Football and American Culture in the Cold War Era
  • Author : Kurt Edward Kemper
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2009

Waging the Cold War's ideological battles on the gridiron

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Global Development
  • Author : Sara Lorenzini
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03

In the Cold War, "development" was a catchphrase that came to signify progress, modernity, and economic growth. Development aid was closely aligned with the security concerns of the great powers, for whom infrastructure and development projects were ideological tools for conquering hearts and minds around the globe, from Europe and

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America in the World
  • Author : Jeffrey A. Engel,Mark Atwood Lawrence,Andrew Preston
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-06

A one-of-a-kind anthology of primary texts in American foreign relations How should America wield its enormous power beyond its borders? Should it adhere to grand principles or act on narrow self-interest? Should it partner with other nations or avoid entangling alliances? Americans have been grappling with questions like these throughout

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Science and Technology in the Global Cold War
  • Author : Naomi Oreskes,John Krige
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-07

The Cold War period saw a dramatic expansion of state-funded science and technology research. Government and military patronage shaped Cold War technoscientific practices, imposing methods that were project oriented, team based, and subject to national-security restrictions. These changes affected not just the arms race and the space race but also

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The Cold War in the Third World
  • Author : Robert J. McMahon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-13

This collection explores the complex interrelationships between the Soviet-American struggle for global preeminence and the rise of the Third World. Featuring original essays by twelve leading scholars, it examines the influence of Third World actors on the course of the Cold War.

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From Cold War to Hot Peace
  • Author : Michael McFaul
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the diplomat Putin wants to interrogate—and has banned from Russia—a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the present “A fascinating and timely account of the current crisis in the relationship between Russia and the United States.” —New York Times

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The Cultural Cold War
  • Author : Frances Stonor Saunders
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05

During the Cold War, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy’s most cherished possession—but such freedom was put in service of a hidden agenda. In The Cultural Cold War, Frances Stonor Saunders reveals the extraordinary efforts of a secret campaign in which some of the most vocal

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