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Chronology of the Cold War, 1917-1992 /
Lester Brune ; Richard Dean Burns, consulting editor.
imprint
New York : Routledge, 2006.
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xix, 700 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0415973392 (alk. paper)
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New York : Routledge, 2006.
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0415973392 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5467032
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Friends of Victoria University Library. 2006/3.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2005-11-15:
Although conventional chronology views the Cold War as a post-World War II phenomenon, this chronology takes a longer view that begins in 1917 and continues past the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union. The emphasis here is not only on America's relationship with Russia but also with its allies and clients. The book includes developments in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Based on portions of the three-volume Chronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations, this work includes many identical or shortened versions of articles in the earlier work, but new articles have been added as well to expand on the Cold War theme. Short headings (e.g., "Dean Acheson replaces George Marshall as Secretary of State") are followed by succinct and clear descriptions of the events. Small maps, photos (some identical to those in the parent work), a useful introductory historical essay, and a topical bibliography that includes primarily books written before the end of the 20th century round out the text. Bottom Line Sometimes the arrangement by specific date is strained, as when the item noted requires a longer time line (e.g., U.S.-Cuban relations). But more to the point, the emphasis of this chronology is predominantly on foreign affairs and diplomacy; attention given to social events and movements is almost nonexistent. For this reason, readers looking for information on developments in art, film, literature, or popular culture in relation to the Cold War will need to look elsewhere. The combination of the hefty price and partial redundancy makes this an optional purchase, especially for libraries that already own the parent work. Libraries that opt to purchase the book will need to acquire additional resources that cover social and cultural developments of the Cold War.-Barbara Walden, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Choice on 2006-06-01:
Conventionally, the Cold War represents the period beginning with the Yalta Conference (1945) and ending with the dismissal of the USSR (1991). For almost a half century the Cold War dominated all aspects of international affairs, marked by global competition between the superpowers, the US and the Soviet Union. This hefty chronology traces events regarding the major participants in this unarmed war. Its time line starts with the end of WW I and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, when the Communists gained control of Russia and established the Soviet Union. Entries for events discuss in detail their historical and political context, major players, outcome, and significance. Entries are displayed in chronological order, with boldface headings synthesizing the events in full-sentence format (e.g., "April 2, 1917. President Wilson calls for a declaration of war against Germany: Congress complies on April 6."). Black-and-white maps and photos from the US National Archives illustrate the events. The book includes many cross-references to related events; an in-depth index with names, events, and topics; and an appendix consisting of brief biographical sketches of key US, Soviet, and Communist Chinese figures who played important roles during the Cold War.Although entries reference significant papers and historic documents, no specific bibliography lists the resources used to compile a particular entry. A general bibliography--divided into major time segments, and organized by themes (e.g., Personalities, General Accounts, Espionage and Intelligence, Detente) and geographic regions--lists US/UK-published books in English. This solid reference work will appeal to scholars, historians, librarians, students, and others. It belongs in all types of libraries, not only those having special sections on Slavic and Eastern European studies. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers. H. G. B. Anghelescu Wayne State University
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'Succinct and clear.' Library Journal 'This entire work should be seen as a useful tool for the historian checking a fact or a student looking to start a research project. This work is highly recommended for all types and levels of libraries.' American ReferenceBooks Annual 'This solid reference work will appeal to scholars, historians, librarians, students, and other. It belongs in all types of libraries, not only those having special sections on Slavic and Eastern European studies. Recommended.' CHOICE
"succinct and clear...." -"Library Journal, November 15, 2005 "This volume contains newly researched photographs and two newly commissioned maps... Entries offer synopses and in-depth reading... Numerous line maps, b&w photos, a categorized bibliography, and appended information on Soviet premiers and general secretaries during this major period in world history." -"Reference & Research Book News, February 2006
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Summaries
Main Description
As the U.S. faces the consequences of its actions during the Cold War in Afghanistan and elsewhere, study of the period becomes more important and timely. More than just a timeline, theChronology of the Cold Waris an in-depth chronological narrative organized in sections. Each section carries a clear date and summary heading. The five major sections are: I. Cold Peace, 1917-1940 II. The Strange Alliance, 1941-1945 III. Containment and Detente, 1946-1975 IV. Confrontation & Conciliation, 1976-1991 V. Epilogue Based on sections of theChronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations(Routledge 2003), the reference includes significant additional material on Russia, China, arms control, and the Cold War in the developing world. This easy-to-use reference also includes an introductory section reviewing the history leading up to the Cold War from 1917 to 1945, a general bibliography of resources on the Cold War, and is illustrated with photographs from presidentiallibraries. TheChronology of the Cold Waris an essential reference for students, scholars, librarians, researchers, and general readers seeking a straight-forward explanation of particular events regarding the United States, the Soviet Union, and other participants in the Cold War. Also includes 18 maps.
Main Description
More than just a timeline, the Chronology of the Cold War is in-depth chronological narrative organized into sections. Each section carries a clear date and summary heading. The five major sections are I. Cold Peace, 1917-1940 II. The Strange Alliance, 1941-1945 III. Containment and D├ętente, 1946-1975 IV. Confrontation & Conciliation, 1976-1991 V. Epilogue Based on sections of the Chronological History of U.S. ForeignRelations (Routledge 2003), the book includes significant additional material on Russia, China, arms control, and the Cold War in the Third World. This easy-to-use reference also includes an introductory section reviewing the history leading up to the Cold War from 1917 to 1945, a general bibliography of resources on the Cold War and is illustrated with photographs from presidential libraries and 18 maps.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Organised under primary year headings & secondary month-day headings, this volume enables the reader to scan the chronology for a quick overview of a period of time. An analytical index & cross-references enable the reader to compare time periods, or follow a thread relating to a person or place throughout the chronology.
Long Description
As the U.S. faces the consequences of its actions during the Cold War in Afghanistan and elsewhere, study of the period becomes more important and timely. More than just a timeline, the "Chronology of the Cold War" is an in-depth chronological narrative organized in sections. Each section carries a clear date and summary heading. The five major sections are: I. Cold Peace, 1917-1940 II. The Strange Alliance, 1941-1945 III. Containment and De tente, 1946-1975 IV. Confrontation & Conciliation, 1976-1991 V. Epilogue Based on sections of the "Chronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations" (Routledge 2003), the reference includes significant additional material on Russia, China, arms control, and the Cold War in the developing world. This easy-to-use reference also includes an introductory section reviewing the history leading up to the Cold War from 1917 to 1945, a general bibliography of resources on the Cold War, and is illustrated with photographs from presidential libraries. The "Chronology of the Cold War" is an essential reference for students, scholars, librarians, researchers, and general readers seeking a straight-forward explanation of particular events regarding the United States, the Soviet Union, and other participants in the Cold War. Also includes 18 maps.
Back Cover Copy
More than just a timeline, the Chronology of the Cold War is in-depth chronological narrative organized into sections. Each section carries a clear date and summary heading. The five major sections are I. Cold Peace, 1917-1940 II. The Strange Alliance, 1941-1945 III. Containment and Dytente, 1946-1975 IV. Confrontation & Conciliation, 1976-1991 V. Epilogue Based on sections of the Chronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations (Routledge 2003), the book includes significant additional material on Russia, China, arms control, and the Cold War in the Third World. This easy-to-use reference also includes an introductory section reviewing the history leading up to the Cold War from 1917 to 1945, a general bibliography of resources on the Cold War and is illustrated with photographs from presidential libraries and 18 maps.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. vii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Cold Peace, 1917-1940p. 1
The "Strange Alliance," 1940-1945p. 65
Containment and Detente, 1946-1976p. 109
Confrontation and Conciliation, 1976-1991p. 339
Epiloguep. 597
Bibliographyp. 607
Soviet Premiers and General Secretariesp. 637
Indexp. 649
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