America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-2002

Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072849035

Category: History

Page: 487

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Using extensive materials from both published and private sources, this concise text by a prominent historian focuses on U.S./Soviet diplomacy to explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War. The updated ninth edition covers the events of September 11, 2001, and analyzes the new world that began that day.

America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1996

Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Cold War

Page: 408

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Using extensive materials from both published and private sources, this text focuses on US/Soviet diplomacy to explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War. It identifies major policy-makers and explores major crises in the post-1945 period. The author also looks at how the Cold War was shaped by domestic events in both the USA and Soviet Union. Material new to this edition includes: a rewritten post-1989 final chapter; the rewriting of the events in the 1950s, the Lyndon Johnson presidency and the Reagan presidential years; and a stronger focus on Soviet/Russian developments.

America, Russia and the Cold War 1945-2006

Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social


Category: History

Page: 476

View: 8163

Using extensive materials from both published and private sources, this concise text focuses on United States-Soviet diplomacy to explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War. It explores how the Cold War was shaped by domestic events in both the U.S. and the Soviet Union and presents a variety of other points of view on the conflict--Chinese, Latin American, European, and Vietnamese. The text includes both engaging anecdotes and quotes from primary sources to support key points and exemplify policies, and recent scholarship and materials from openings of the U.S., Soviet, and Chinese archives.

America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-2000

Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780072417586

Category: Cold War.

Page: 456

View: 3754

Using extensive materials from both published and private sources, this concise text focuses on U.S./Soviet diplomacy to explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War. The thesis allows for use of anecdote and quotation to exemplify the policies.

Americans at war

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617033452


Page: N.A

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Cold War Submarines

The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines

Author: Norman Polmar,Kenneth J. Moore

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 159797319X

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 7229

Submarines had a vital, if often unheralded, role in the superpower navies during the Cold War. Their crews carried out intelligence-collection operations, sought out and stood ready to destroy opposing submarines, and, from the early 1960s, threatened missile attacks on their adversary's homeland, providing in many respects the most survivable nuclear deterrent of the Cold War. For both East and West, the modern submarine originated in German U-boat designs obtained at the end of World War II. Although enjoying a similar technology base, by the 1990s the superpowers had created submarine fleets of radically different designs and capabilities. Written in collaboration with the former Soviet submarine design bureaus, Norman Polmar and K. J. Moore authoritatively demonstrate in this landmark study how differing submarine missions, antisubmarine priorities, levels of technical competence, and approaches to submarine design organizations and management caused the divergence.

At the Dawn of the Cold War

The Soviet-American Crisis over Iranian Azerbaijan, 1941–1946

Author: Jamil Hasanli

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742570908

Category: History

Page: 424

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For half a century, the United States and the Soviet Union were in conflict. But how and where did the Cold War begin? Jamil Hasanli answers these intriguing questions in At the Dawn of the Cold War. He argues that the intergenerational crisis over Iranian Azerbaijan (1945–1946) was the first event that brought the Soviet Union to a confrontation with the United States and Britain after the period of cooperation between them during World War II. Based on top-secret archive materials from Soviet and Azerbaijani archives as well as documents from American, British, and Iranian sources, the book details Iranian Azerbaijan's independence movement, which was backed by the USSR, the Soviet struggle for oil in Iran, and the American and British reactions to these events. These events were the starting point of the longer historical period of unarmed conflict between the Soviets and the West that is now known as the Cold War. This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the Cold War and international politics following WWII.

Racing the Enemy

Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

Author: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674038400

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 6965

With startling revelations, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa rewrites the standard history of the end of World War II in the Pacific. By fully integrating the three key actors in the story--the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan--Hasegawa for the first time puts the last months of the war into international perspective. From April 1945, when Stalin broke the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact and Harry Truman assumed the presidency, to the final Soviet military actions against Japan, Hasegawa brings to light the real reasons Japan surrendered. From Washington to Moscow to Tokyo and back again, he shows us a high-stakes diplomatic game as Truman and Stalin sought to outmaneuver each other in forcing Japan's surrender; as Stalin dangled mediation offers to Japan while secretly preparing to fight in the Pacific; as Tokyo peace advocates desperately tried to stave off a war party determined to mount a last-ditch defense; and as the Americans struggled to balance their competing interests of ending the war with Japan and preventing the Soviets from expanding into the Pacific. Authoritative and engrossing, Racing the Enemy puts the final days of World War II into a whole new light.

NSC 68 and the Political Economy of the Early Cold War

Author: Curt Cardwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498231

Category: History

Page: N.A

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NSC 68 and the Political Economy of the Early Cold War re-examines the origins and implementation of NSC 68, the massive rearmament program that the United States embarked upon beginning in the summer of 1950. Curt Cardwell reinterprets the origins of NSC 68 to demonstrate that the aim of the program was less about containing communism than ensuring the survival of the nascent postwar global economy, upon which rested postwar US prosperity. The book challenges most studies on NSC 68 as a document of geostrategy and argues instead that it is more correctly understood as a document rooted in concerns for the US domestic political economy.

Soviet Baby Boomers

An Oral History of Russia's Cold War Generation

Author: Donald J. Raleigh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199311234

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 6663

Soviet Baby Boomers traces the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transformation of Russia into a modern, highly literate, urban society through the life stories of the country's first post-World War II, Cold War generation.

America at War since 1945

Politics and Diplomacy in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Author: Gary A. Donaldson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1631440659

Category: History

Page: 308

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Focusing primarily on politics and foreign policy, America at War since 1945 analyzes America's involvement in its several wars since the end of World War II. The main questions asked are: How did the U.S. become involved in these wars? How were the wars conducted? And how did the U.S. get out of these wars? In Korea and Vietnam, the US fought to show the world that it would stand up to the evils of communism—that it could be counted on (with money, advisors, or even a major military effort if necessary) to halt the advance of communism. But in both wars, the US showed itself to be militarily vulnerable. In its wars against radical Islam since 9/11, the United States has made use of its military to protect its interests in the Middle East, particularly its oil interests, while trying to spread its ideas of democracy, constitutionalism, and the rule of law. The lessons are clear: America's values often do not translate into the less-developed world. In 2016, as the debate over ISIS intensifies, America at War since 1945 reminds us that the history of US postwar military conflict has seldom been marked by clearly defined goals and outcomes. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Rebellious Ally

Iceland, the United States, and the Politics of Empire 1945-2006

Author: Valur Ingimundarson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789089790699

Category: History

Page: 230

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Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949

Author: Martin McCauley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317362489

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 2804

Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949 covers the formative years of the momentous struggle which developed between two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States. It not only involved these titans but also the rest of the globe; many proxy wars were fought much to the detriment of the developing world. In a clear, concise manner, this book explains how the Cold War originated and developed between 1941 and 1949. The fourth edition is revised, updated and expanded to include new material on topics such as the culture wars and Stalin’s view of Marxism. The introduction looks at the various approaches which have been adopted to analyse the Cold War and the challenges to arrive at a theory which can explain it. The book explores questions such as: - Who was responsible for the Cold War? - Was it inevitable or could it have been avoided? - Was Stalin genuinely interested in a post-war agreement? Illustrated with maps and figures and containing a chronology and who’s who of key individuals, Origins of the Cold War 1941-1949 incorporates the most recent scholarship, theories and information to provide students with an invaluable introduction to a fascinating period that shaped today's world.

Total Cold War

Eisenhower's Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad

Author: Kenneth Osgood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700615902

Category: History

Page: 506

View: 1205

Looks at how President Eisenhower used propaganda and psychological warfare during the era of the Cold War.