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The Cold War books

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The Double Game The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation by James (Assistant Professor of International Relations, Fundacao Getulio Vargas) Cameron The Double Game The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation
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Drawing on declassified records of presidential conversations, this book shows how presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon engaged in a double game, hiding their true beliefs behind a facade of strategic language while secretly grappling with the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/11/2017

The Cold War through Documents A Global History by Edward H. Judge The Cold War through Documents A Global History

This comprehensive collection of carefully edited documents traces the rise and fall of the Cold War. Set in historical context by the editors' concise introductions and followed by thoughtful discussion questions, the documents are arranged in chronological order, starting with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Cold War through Documents A Global History by Edward H. Judge The Cold War through Documents A Global History

This comprehensive collection of carefully edited documents traces the rise and fall of the Cold War. Set in historical context by the editors' concise introductions and followed by thoughtful discussion questions, the documents are arranged in chronological order, starting with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

El Salvador Dance of the Death Squads, 1980 1992 by Al J. Venter El Salvador Dance of the Death Squads, 1980 1992

The El Salvador conflict remains a classic example of how a communist insurgency or any other popular large-scale revolution, including those launched by al-Qaeda or ISIS can be defeated.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

The Cuban Missile Crisis Thirteen Days on an Atomic Knife Edge, October 1962 by Phil Carradice The Cuban Missile Crisis Thirteen Days on an Atomic Knife Edge, October 1962

How the world came to a within a hairbreadth of a nuclear conflagration.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Berlin in the Cold War 1959 to 1966 by Allan Hailstone Berlin in the Cold War 1959 to 1966

A fascinating insight into Berlin in a key period of the Cold War.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Berlin Airlift The Relief Operation that Defined the Cold War by Barry Turner The Berlin Airlift The Relief Operation that Defined the Cold War

Acclaimed historian Barry Turner presents a new history of the Cold War's defining episode.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Everyday Cold War Britain and China, 1950-1972 by Chi-kwan Mark The Everyday Cold War Britain and China, 1950-1972

In 1950 the British government accorded diplomatic recognition to the newly founded People's Republic of China. But it took 22 years for Britain to establish full diplomatic relations with China. How far was Britain's China policy a failure until 1972?...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

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British Human Rights Organizations and Soviet Dissent, 1965-1985 by Mark (Lancaster University, UK) Hurst British Human Rights Organizations and Soviet Dissent, 1965-1985
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In the latter half of the 20th century, a number of dissidents engaged in a series of campaigns against the Soviet authorities and as a result were subjected to an array of cruel and violent punishments. A collection of like-minded...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Stalin's Secret Weapon The Origins of Soviet Biological Warfare by Anthony Rimmington Stalin's Secret Weapon The Origins of Soviet Biological Warfare

A chilling reassessment of the Soviet Union's advances in biological warfare, and the West's inadvertent contributions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Hungarian Uprising Budapest's Cataclysmic Twelve Days, 1956 by Louis Archard Hungarian Uprising Budapest's Cataclysmic Twelve Days, 1956

The most serious threat to Soviet rule in Eastern Europe before the collapse of communism in 1989.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

A Subaltern's Lament by Harry Turner A Subaltern's Lament

Vienna 1954, nine years after the end of World War II and the victorious allies occupy the whole of Austria.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

Red China Mao Crushes Chiang's Kuomintang, 1949 by Miguel Miranda Red China Mao Crushes Chiang's Kuomintang, 1949

Examine the remarkable life of Mao Tse-tung: teacher, soldier, revolutionary, statesman, tyrant.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Communist Parties Revisited Socio-Cultural Approaches to Party Rule in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991 by Ruediger Bergien Communist Parties Revisited Socio-Cultural Approaches to Party Rule in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991

Drawing from perspectives from within the everyday life of basic organizations and the practices of the party apparatuses, Communist Parties Revisited sheds light on the inner workings the Eastern Bloc, and the effects of state socialist policy on a micro...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Other books in this genre

Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiation and Military Confrontation in Cold War Central Europe by Christoph Bluth Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiation and Military Confrontation in Cold War Central Europe


Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

Somalia by Al J. Venter Somalia

Al-Qaeda, through its surrogate insurgent force al-Shabaab remains a major player in Somalia, receiving its support from Iran, today a close ally of the Russians
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/09/2017

Dien Bien Phu by Anthony Tucker-Jones Dien Bien Phu

Account of one of the most dramatic battles fought in the opening stages of the Cold War
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/09/2017

The Taking of K-129 The Most Daring Covert Operation in History by Josh Dean The Taking of K-129 The Most Daring Covert Operation in History

The incredible true story of a lost Russian submarine and the most outlandish and expensive covert operation even undertaken by the CIA, at the height of the cold war.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Cold War in East Asia by Xiaobing Li The Cold War in East Asia

This textbook provides a survey of East Asia during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. Focusing on the persistence and flexibility of its culture and tradition when confronted by the West and the US, this book investigates how they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

The Cold War in East Asia by Xiaobing Li The Cold War in East Asia

This textbook provides a survey of East Asia during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. Focusing on the persistence and flexibility of its culture and tradition when confronted by the West and the US, this book investigates how they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

Allies at the End of Empire Loyalists, Nationalists and the Cold War, 1945-76 by David M. (University of Warwick, UK) Anderson Allies at the End of Empire Loyalists, Nationalists and the Cold War, 1945-76
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The wars of decolonization fought by European colonial powers after 1945 had their origins in the fraught history of imperial domination, but were framed and shaped by the emerging politics of the Cold War. In all the counter-insurgencies mounted against...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

Coca-Cola Socialism Americanization of Yugoslav Culture in the Sixties by Radina Vucetic Coca-Cola Socialism Americanization of Yugoslav Culture in the Sixties

This book is about the Americanization of Yugoslav culture and everyday life during the nineteen-sixties.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Connell Guide to the Cold War by Jeffrey Michaels The Connell Guide to the Cold War


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Cold War A World History by Odd Arne Westad The Cold War A World History

As Germany and then Japan surrendered in 1945 there was a tremendous hope that a new and much better world could be created from the moral and physical ruins of the conflict. Instead, the combination of the huge power of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

A Hard and Bitter Peace A Global History of the Cold War by Edward H. Judge, John W. Langdon A Hard and Bitter Peace A Global History of the Cold War
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This comprehensive text provides a balanced survey of the Cold War in a genuinely global framework. Tracing the Cold War from its roots in East-West tensions before WWII, the authors conclude with its ongoing legacy today. Written in an engaging...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

A Hard and Bitter Peace A Global History of the Cold War by Edward H. Judge, John W. Langdon A Hard and Bitter Peace A Global History of the Cold War
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This comprehensive text provides a balanced survey of the Cold War in a genuinely global framework. Tracing the Cold War from its roots in East-West tensions before WWII, the authors conclude with its ongoing legacy today. Written in an engaging...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

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