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The Cold War dominated the world political arena for forty-five years. Focusing on the international system and on events in all parts of the globe, Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter have brought together a truly international collection of articles that provide a fresh and comprehensive analysis of the origins of the Cold War. Moving beyond earlier controversies, this edited collection focuses on the interaction between geopolitics and threat perception, technology and strategy, ideology and social reconstruction, national economic reform and patterns of international trade, and decolonization and national liberation. The editors also consider how and why the Cold War spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and how groups, classes and elites used the Cold War to further their own interests. This second edition includes the newest research from the Communist side of the Cold War and the most recent debates on culture, race and the role of intelligence analysis. Also included is a completely new section dealing with the Cold War crises in Iran, Turkey and Greece and a guide to further reading.

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Genre: History
Author: Melvyn P. Leffler
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2005
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415341094

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Genre: China
Author:
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Release: 1995
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: PURD:32754082012836

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This book, first published in 1992, examines the end of the Cold War and the implications for the history and future of the world order.

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Genre: History
Author: Michael J Hogan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1992-06-26
File: 294 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521437318

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In this first of a two-volume examination of the Cold War, Kenneth Thompson offers a broad and, at the same time, specific account of its history and its historians. Thompson’s aim is to find the best framework for understanding how the Cold War originated, what forces and factors produced it, how Soviet and American policies intensified the conflict, and what alternatives were open to the rivals. He evenhandedly sets forth three competing theories of the Cold War—the orthodox, revisionist, and critical/interpretative views—and reveals how the ideological confines of certain interpretations have made for incomplete understanding. Calling upon some of the great thinkers of our century, Thompson shows that orthodox and revisionist historians alike are misled by their exaggerated estimates of national capacity and interests. Volume I follows the course of the Cold War from the end of World War II and America demobilization through the war in Korea. Tracing the influence of the theories on policy makers, Thompson finds missed opportunities and unintentional acts of belligerence during such tense times as the debates over Poland, Iran, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, NATO, and the Berlin Blockade. By joining political history with the theoretical approaches, the author seeks to show that theory and history ought to be conjoined in a study of the Cold War without minimizing the value of each separate outlook. In its widest sense Cold War Theories is about the nature of history—that intricate tapestry that stretches past out limits to see. In discussing the early period in the Cold War, Thompson keeps his eye on possible parallels and differences with the present era marked by the conflicts in Iran and Afghanistan. Throughout his presentation, Thompson keeps in mind that we are entering a new era of intense conflict in the Cold War wherein we can ill afford any form of dogmatism: “Not only is reality more complex than ideology, but change is the first law of the political universe.”

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Kenneth W. Thompson
Publisher: LSU Press
Release: 1991-09-01
File: 262 Pages
ISBN-13: 0807117447

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Horror films provide a guide to many of the sociological fears of the Cold War era. In an age when warning audiences of impending death was the order of the day for popular nonfiction, horror films provided an area where this fear could be lived out to its ghastly conclusion. Because enemies and potential situations of fear lurked everywhere, within the home, the government, the family, and the very self, horror films could speak to the invasive fears of the cold war era. I Was a Cold War Monster examines cold war anxieties as they were reflected in British and American films from the fifties through the early sixties. This study examines how cold war horror films combined anxiety over social change with the erotic in such films as Psycho, The Tingler, The Horror of Dracula, and House of Wax.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Cyndy Hendershot
Publisher: Popular Press
Release: 2001
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: 0879728493

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The Cold War has been researched in minute detail and written about at great length but it remains one of the most elusive and enigmatic conflicts of modern times. With the ending of the Cold War, it is now possible to review the entire post-war period, to examine the Cold War as history. The Middle East occupies a special place in the history of the Cold War. It was critical to its birth, its life and its demise. In the aftermath of the Second World War, it became one of the major theatres of the Cold War on account of its strategic importance and its oil resources. The key to the international politics of the Middle East during the Cold War era is the relationship between external powers and local powers. Most of the existing literature on the subject focuses on the policies of the Great Powers towards the local region. The Cold War and the Middle East redresses the balance by concentrating on the policies of the local actors. It looks at the politics of the region not just from the outside in but from the inside out. The contributors to this volume are leading scholars in the field whose interests combine International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies.

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Author: Yezid Sayigh
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Release: 1997-05-22
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191571510

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A review of the survival of International Relations theories after the collapse of the Cold War.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Mike Bowker
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release: 1993
File: 183 Pages
ISBN-13: 052142612X

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Genre: Cold War
Author: Lewis H. Gann
Publisher: Hoover Press
Release: 1996
File: 37 Pages
ISBN-13: 0817937730

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In seeking to examine whether peacekeeping fundamentally changed between the Cold War and post-Cold War periods the author concludes that most peacekeeping operations were flawed due to the failure of UN members to agree upon various matters such as achievable objectives, provision of necessary resources and unrealistic expectations.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: John Terence O'Neill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2005
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 0714684899

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Presents alphabetical entries on international espionage during the Cold War, including such topics as agents, assassins, defectors, spymasters, covert operations, hoaxes, cypher experts, and victims.

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Genre: History
Author: R. C. S. Trahair
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2004-01-01
File: 472 Pages
ISBN-13: 0313319553

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