The Resource The Cold War, John Lamberton Harper

The Cold War, John Lamberton Harper

Label
The Cold War
Title
The Cold War
Statement of responsibility
John Lamberton Harper
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The East-West struggle for supremacy from 1945 to 1989 shaped the lives of hundreds of millions and brought the world to the brink of disaster on several occasions. More than two decades on, the debate over its causes and dynamics is far from over. Drawing on the latest archival evidence and scholarly research, prize-winning historian John Lamberton Harper provides a concise, briskly-written assessment of the Cold War. Why did it start, and eventually envelope nearly every corner of the planet? Why did it stay "cold," at least in its original, European theatre? Why did it end, and who should take the credit? Harper illuminates the deep-seated behavioural patterns within both the Soviet Union and the United States: the search for security through expansion and military might, the belief in a "messianic" mission to uplift humanity, but also a readiness to live and let live based on membership in a common state system and a shared interest in survival. He stresses ways in which internal competitions for political power tilted both the U.S. and Soviet systems towards bellicosity and obsessive preparation for a hot war that no one seriously intended to begin. -- Publisher description
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Harper, John Lamberton
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D843
LC item number
.H297 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford histories.
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  • Cold War
  • Cold War
  • World politics
  • World politics
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Label
The Cold War, John Lamberton Harper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-322) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Documentary traces -- Russia and the West : destined to collide? -- The end of illusions, 1945-1946 -- The consolidation of the blocs, 1947-1949 -- The globalization and militarization of the contest, 1949-1953 -- The age of brinkmanship, 1953-1963 -- The struggle in the Third World, 1950-1968 -- The rise and decline of detente, 1969-1977 -- To the panic of '79 -- Stirrings of change, 1980-1985 -- Putting an end to the Cold War, 1986-1990 -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780199237012
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011929280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)706028974
  • (OCoLC)ocn706028974
Label
The Cold War, John Lamberton Harper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Documentary traces -- Russia and the West : destined to collide? -- The end of illusions, 1945-1946 -- The consolidation of the blocs, 1947-1949 -- The globalization and militarization of the contest, 1949-1953 -- The age of brinkmanship, 1953-1963 -- The struggle in the Third World, 1950-1968 -- The rise and decline of detente, 1969-1977 -- To the panic of '79 -- Stirrings of change, 1980-1985 -- Putting an end to the Cold War, 1986-1990 -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780199237012
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011929280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)706028974
  • (OCoLC)ocn706028974

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