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The Cold War presidency : a documentary history /
Thomas S. Langston.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2007.
description
xxi, 596 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1933116382 (alk. paper), 9781933116389 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2007.
isbn
1933116382 (alk. paper)
9781933116389 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6159119
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 531-538) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2007-09-01:
Langston (Tulane) has created a solid and very usable reference work. He traces the history of the presidency from Truman to George H. W. Bush, and discusses the unique pressures the Cold War brought to bear on the institution. Covering the period chronologically, the book devotes a chapter to each president; a "Documents" section follows each chapter. These sections offer a rich collection of primary source material from the era, including presidential speeches, transcripts of press conferences, and declassified memos and communiques from the Soviet Union and China. The Cold War Presidency offers the kind of evenhanded coverage that CQ Press is known for. At the same time, it is not a stale recounting of history. Langston brings forth a very fresh analysis of the impact on the presidency of a drawn-out, undeclared "war" with no foreseeable end--calling up, at least for this reviewer, parallels between the Cold War and the current war on terror. Includes an excellent bibliography and appendixes of notable figures and key events. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic collections supporting lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. J. A. Knapp The Pennsylvania State University--Altoona
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Organized chronologically by president, The Cold War Presidency presents original, analytical essays on the presidents and their roles during the Cold War from Harry Truman through George H.W. Bush, and over 150 important primary source documents with explanatory headnotes. The pairing together of these useful materials allows researchers to learn comprehensively or selectively about the interdependence of the presidency and the Cold War.
Main Description
''''The Cold War Presidency: A Documentary History is a must-have reference for students and scholars of this era. This new volume contains an extensive collection of documents alongside carefully crafted, objective analysis of all the key events of the Cold War.''''Organized chronologically by president, The Cold War Presidency presents original, analytical essays on the presidents and their roles during the Cold War from Harry Truman through George H.W. Bush, and over 150 important primary source documents with explanatory headnotes. The pairing together of these useful materials allows researchers to learn comprehensively or selectively about the interdependence of the presidency and the Cold War.''''Important primary source documents contained in this volume include:''''Presidential speeches''Executive and military orders''Internal planning and guidance memoranda''Conversations''Memoirs''Telegrams''Meeting minutes''Private letters''And many more''''The Cold War Presidency also includes selected documents from the other side of the Cold War from recently disclosed Soviet, Chinese, Eastern European document files. Engaging maps, timelines, and biographies of notable figures help readers understand key issues and information.'' ''This new reference resource will be a great fit for academic, school, and public libraries serving researchers in U.S. history, government, politics, foreign policy, and more.''''

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