The Resource The United States and the end of the cold war : implications, reconsiderations, provocations, John Lewis Gaddis

The United States and the end of the cold war : implications, reconsiderations, provocations, John Lewis Gaddis

Label
The United States and the end of the cold war : implications, reconsiderations, provocations
Title
The United States and the end of the cold war
Title remainder
implications, reconsiderations, provocations
Statement of responsibility
John Lewis Gaddis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two decades ago, historian John Lewis Gaddis published The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, a pioneering work of scholarship that sought to explain how Americans found themselves, at the moment of their victory in World War II, facing a long, difficult, and dangerous struggle with an erstwhile ally, the Soviet Union. That struggle has finally concluded in a manner as abrupt, and with a victory as decisive, as the one Americans celebrated in 1945. In The United States and the End of the Cold War, Gaddis provides one of the first explanations of how this happened; he also considers what this outcome suggests about War history--and the post-Cold War future. The United States and the End of the Cold War contains significant new interpretations of the American style in foreign policy, the objectives of containment, and the role of morality, nuclear weapons, and intelligence and espionage in Washington's conduct of the Cold War. It reassesses, in ways sure to be controversial, the leadership of two distinctive cold warriors, John Foster Dulles and Ronald Reagan. It employs new methodological techniques to account for the sudden and surprising events of 1989. And it provides the clearest view yet of what a world without the Cold War is likely to be. Written with the vigor, authority, and adventurousness readers have come to expect from Gaddis's work, The United States and the End of the Cold War offers important new insights into how we got to where we are, and where we may be going
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaddis, John Lewis
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.S65
LC item number
G345 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Rusia
  • EE. UU.
  • Rusia
  • États-Unis
  • URSS
  • États-Unis
  • URSS
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • Guerra fría
  • Política mundial
  • Guerre froide
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Koude Oorlog
  • Buitenlandse betrekkingen
  • Buitenlandse politiek
Label
The United States and the end of the cold war : implications, reconsiderations, provocations, John Lewis Gaddis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-285) 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
The American Foreign Policy style in the twentieth century -- The objectives of containment -- Morality and the American experience in the Cold War -- The unexpected John Foster Dulles -- Intelligence, espionage, and Cold War history -- The essential relevance of nuclear weapons -- The unexpected Ronald Reagan -- How the Cold War might end: an exercise in faulty prediction -- Tectonics, history, and the end of the Cold War -- Great illusions, the long peace, and the future of the international system -- Toward the post-Cold War world
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780195085518
Lccn
91017992
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23768354
  • (OCoLC)ocm23768354
Label
The United States and the end of the cold war : implications, reconsiderations, provocations, John Lewis Gaddis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-285) 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
The American Foreign Policy style in the twentieth century -- The objectives of containment -- Morality and the American experience in the Cold War -- The unexpected John Foster Dulles -- Intelligence, espionage, and Cold War history -- The essential relevance of nuclear weapons -- The unexpected Ronald Reagan -- How the Cold War might end: an exercise in faulty prediction -- Tectonics, history, and the end of the Cold War -- Great illusions, the long peace, and the future of the international system -- Toward the post-Cold War world
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780195085518
Lccn
91017992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23768354
  • (OCoLC)ocm23768354

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