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Encyclopedia of the Cold War [electronic resource] /
Ruud van Dijk ... [et al.], editors.
imprint
New York : Routledge, 2008.
description
2 v. in 1 (xxx, 987, LVII p.)
ISBN
0415975158, 9780415975155
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Book
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New York : Routledge, 2008.
isbn
0415975158
9780415975155
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8765577
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-11-01:
As an ideological war lasting for more than 40 years, the Cold War dug very deeply into the American psyche and was evident in almost every aspect of American life from 1945 to 1991. It was also a worldwide phenomenon, affecting how almost every nation on the planet defined itself. Van Dijk's encyclopedia is an ambitious work of scholarship that includes 424 entries by 192 contributors, and an incredibly detailed index in the back of both volumes. Entries are well written and authoritative. Each is followed by a "further reading" section and generous cross-references. A helpful "Thematic List of Entries" presents entries by overall themes, such as "Intellectual and artistic phenomena," "Diplomacy," and "Military history and espionage." Coverage is sparse on the weapons systems and technology that played such a visible role in the diplomacy of the time (e.g., MX Missile, Backfire Bomber, B-2), but very rich in other areas (e.g., "Interstate Highway System," "Consumerism," "Evil Empire Speech"). Volumes are very Spartan (no photos or illustrations), yet at the same time pricey; for a similar price, The Encyclopedia of the Cold War, ed. by S. Tucker (CH, Mar'08, 45-3554), appears to offer more content (five volumes; 1,290 entries by 200-plus contributors, including full text primary source documents and maps). Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. J. A. Knapp Penn State Altoona
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Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 19451991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day.
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Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War - a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945-1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day.
Back Cover Copy
Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War - a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war.Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945-1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day.
Main Description
Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War - a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945-1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and itslegacy to the present day.
Table of Contents
Sample table of contents (A-C): Able Archer
ABM Treaty
Acheson, Dean
Adenauer, Konrad
Afghanistan
Agriculture
Algeria
Allende, Salvador
Alliance for Progress
Almarik, Andrei
American Century
Andropov, Yuri
Angola
Arc of crisis
Arms control
Arms race
Arms trade international
Aron, Raymond
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Atlantic Charter
Atomic diplomacy
Atomic Energy Commission
Atoms for Peace proposal
August Coup 1991
Austria
Authoritarianism
Baghdad Pact
Bahr Egon
Baker, James
Ball, George
Baltic States
Bandung Conference
Bao Dai
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Beijing Summit 1972
Bell, Daniel
Ben, Bella Ahmed
Benes, Eduard
Bentley, Elisabeth
Beria, Lavrenti
Berlin
Berlin Blockade and Airlift
Berlin Crisis (1958-1963)
Bevin, Ernest
Bidault, Georges
Bogota ritos
Bolivia
Brandt, Willy
Bretton Woods System
Brezhnev Doctrine
Brezhnev, Leonid
Brzezinski, Zbigniev
Budny, McGeorge
Burman
Bush, George H. W.
Cambodia
Camp David Accords
Capitalism
Carter Doctrine
Carter, Jimmy
Castro, Fidel
Ceausescu, Nicolae
Central Intelligence Agency
Charter 77
Chernobyl disaster
Chernyaev, Anatoly S.
Chiang, Kai-shek
Chile
China Lobby
China People's Republic of
Christina Democracy
Church Committee
Churchill Winston
Cinema
Civil Defense
Civil right movement Unisted States
COCOM
Cominform
Committee on the Present Danger
Communist
Communist Parties Western Europe
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Communist Party of the United States
Computer technology
Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)
Congo (Zaire)
Congress of Cultural Freedom
Consumerism
Containment
Conventional forces in Europe Treaty
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA< COMECON)
Council of Foreign Ministers
Council of Foreign Relations
Cuba
Cuban Missile Crisis
Cultural Revolution
Cyprus
Czechoslovakia
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