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

Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072849035

Category: History

Page: 487

View: 9404

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

View: 8989

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, 1945-2000

Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780072417586

Category: Cold War.

Page: 456

View: 4834

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.

Der Kalte Krieg

eine neue Geschichte

Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570550571


Page: 384

View: 3818


America, Russia and the Cold War 1945-2006

Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social


Category: History

Page: 476

View: 1578

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.

Coca-Colonisation und Kalter Krieg

die Kulturmission der USA in Österreich nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg

Author: Reinhold Wagnleitner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Propaganda, American

Page: 435

View: 301


The American Century

A History of the United States Since 1941:

Author: Walter LaFeber,Richard Polenberg,Nancy Woloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317370414

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 3683

The new edition of this classic text for courses on recent U.S. history covers the story of contemporary America from World War II into the second decade of the twenty-first century with new coverage of the Obama presidency and the 2012 elections. Written by three highly respected scholars, the book seamlessly blends political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic themes into an authoritative and readable account of our increasingly complex national story. The seventh edition retains its affordability and conciseness while continuing to add the most recent scholarship. Each chapter contains a special feature section devoted to cultural topics including the arts and architecture, sports and recreation, technology and education. Enhancing the students' learning experience is the addition of web links to each of these features to provide complementary visual study tools. An American Century instructor site provides instructors who adopt the book with high interest features--illustrations, photos, maps, quizzes, an elaboration of key themes in the book, PowerPoint presentations, and lecture launchers on topics including the "Military-Industrial Complex" Speech by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Tet Offensive, and the prospects for a Second American Century. In addition, students have free access to a multimedia primary source archive of materials carefully selected to support the themes of each chapter.

Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah

The United States and Iran in the Cold War

Author: Roham Alvandi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199375712

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2354

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last shah of Iran, is often remembered as a pliant instrument of American power during the Cold War. In this groundbreaking study Roham Alvandi offers a revisionist account of the shah's relationship with the United States by examining the partnership he forged with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1970s. Based on extensive research in the British and U.S. archives, as well as a wealth of Persian-language diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, this work restores agency to the shah as an autonomous international actor and suggests that Iran evolved from a client to a partner of the United States under the Nixon Doctrine. Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah offers a detailed account of three key historical episodes in the Nixon-Kissinger-Pahlavi partnership that shaped the global Cold War far beyond Iran's borders. It examines the emergence of Iranian primacy in the Persian Gulf as the Nixon administration looked to the shah to fill the vacuum created by the British withdrawal from the region in 1971. It then turns to the peak of the partnership after Nixon and Kissinger's historic 1972 visit to Iran, when the shah succeeded in drawing the United States into his covert war against Iraq in Kurdistan. Finally, it focuses on the decline of the partnership under Nixon's successor, Gerald Ford, through a history of the failed negotiations from 1974 to 1976 for an agreement on U.S. nuclear exports to Iran. Taken together, these episodes map the rise of the fall of Iran's Cold War partnership with the United States during the decade of superpower d?tente, Vietnam, and Watergate. This work of American diplomatic history, international relations, and Middle Eastern Studies provides critical historic background on Iran's ambitions for primacy in the Persian Gulf, its nuclear program, and what a US-Iran strategic partnership might look like in the future.

Ökonomie der Zerstörung

die Geschichte der Wirtschaft im Nationalsozialismus

Author: J. Adam Tooze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570550564


Page: 926

View: 9566


Stalin si tentatia imperialismului

Author: Ioana Elena Secu

Publisher: Humanitas Digital

ISBN: 6069381726


Page: N.A

View: 9055

Stalin şi tentaţia imperialismului. Ideea mesianică în politica externă a Uniunii Sovietice (1924-1953) îşi propune să ofere o perspectivă nouă asupra factorilor determinanţi care au stat la baza deciziilor lui Stalin în sfera politicii externe. Rolul şi destinul Rusiei, ca putere mondială, au constituit un subiect de largă dezbatere atât în cercurile politice, cât şi culturale încă de la începutul secolului al XIX-lea, odată cu formarea intelighenţiei ruse, cea care a teoretizat ideea poporului rus. Credinţa în natura unică a poporului rus, drept popor ales de Dumnezeu pentru a fi înzestrat cu misiunea întâietăţii, dar şi a sacrificiului, a reprezentat o constantă în gândirea rusă. Autoarea încearcă să afle în ce măsură această idee mesianică, moştenire a Rusiei ţariste, a fost un element fundamental în construirea strategiei de politică externă a Uniunii Sovietice de către Iosif V. Stalin, de la preluarea frâielor Kremlinului şi până la moartea sa, în martie 1953. A urmărit conducătorul sovietic, sub influenţa ideii ruse, crearea unui Imperiu sovietic unic sau deciziile sale au reprezentat doar manifestarea pragmatismului unui om de stat condus de obsesia nesiguranţei? Aşadar, a fost Stalin atins de tentaţia imperialismului?


Wie zehn Jahre Finanzkrise die Welt verändert haben

Author: Adam Tooze

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641192773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 1335

Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Hungary in the Cold War, 1945-1956

Between the United States and the Soviet Union

Author: L szl¢ Borhi

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639241800

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 5171

"Based on new archival evidence, this book examines Soviet empire building in Hungary and the American response to it." "The book analyzes why, given all its idealism and power, the U.S. failed even in its minimal aims concerning the states of Eastern Europe. Eventually both the United States and the Soviet Union pursued power politics: the Soviets in a naked form, the U.S. subtly, but both with little regard for the fate of Hungarians."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved