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The Resource The cold war : a world history, Odd Arne Westad

The cold war : a world history, Odd Arne Westad

Label
The cold war : a world history
Title
The cold war
Title remainder
a world history
Statement of responsibility
Odd Arne Westad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict: a clash of two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, born out of the ashes of World War II and coming to a dramatic end with the collapse of the Soviet Union. But in this major new work, Bancroft Prize-winning scholar Odd Arne Westad argues that the Cold War must be understood as a global ideological confrontation, with early roots in the Industrial Revolution and ongoing repercussions around the world. In The Cold War, Westad offers a new perspective on a century when great power rivalry and ideological battle transformed every corner of our globe. From Soweto to Hollywood, Hanoi, and Hamburg, young men and women felt they were fighting for the future of the world. The Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where nearly every community had to choose sides. And these choices continue to define economies and regimes across the world. Today, many regions are plagued with environmental threats, social divides, and ethnic conflicts that stem from this era. Its ideologies influence China, Russia, and the United States; Iraq and Afghanistan have been destroyed by the faith in purely military solutions that emerged from the Cold War. Stunning in its breadth and revelatory in its perspective, this book expands our understanding of the Cold War both geographically and chronologically, and offers an engaging new history of how today's world was created."--Amazon.com
Summary
The immediate historical roots of the Cold War sprouted after World War II, when Soviet-led countries faced off against the U.S. and its allies. Though the division of Germany into East and West, the Iron Curtain cutting off Eastern Europe, and the American anticommunist frenzy of the 1940s and '50s come readily to mind, award-winning historian Odd Arne Westad traces the Cold War's origins to the Industrial Revolution and illuminates its effects throughout the world. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Writing style
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10578823
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Westad, Odd Arne
Dewey number
909.825
Index
index present
LC call number
D843
LC item number
.W445 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cold War
  • World politics
  • Cold War
  • Cold War
Target audience
adult
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a world history
Label
The cold war : a world history, Odd Arne Westad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 637-675) 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
World making -- Starting points -- Tests of war -- Europe's asymmetries -- Reconstructions -- New Asia -- Korean tragedy -- Eastern spheres -- The making of the West -- China's scourge -- Breaking empires -- Kennedy's contingencies -- Encountering Vietnam -- The Cold War and Latin America -- The age of Brezhnev -- Nixon in Beijing -- The Cold War and India -- Middle East maelstroms -- Defeating détente -- European portents -- Gorbachev -- Global transformations -- European realities -- The world the Cold War made
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
710 pages
Isbn
9780465054930
Lccn
2017939229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968771199
  • (OCoLC)ocn968771199
  • 551494
Label
The cold war : a world history, Odd Arne Westad
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 637-675) 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
World making -- Starting points -- Tests of war -- Europe's asymmetries -- Reconstructions -- New Asia -- Korean tragedy -- Eastern spheres -- The making of the West -- China's scourge -- Breaking empires -- Kennedy's contingencies -- Encountering Vietnam -- The Cold War and Latin America -- The age of Brezhnev -- Nixon in Beijing -- The Cold War and India -- Middle East maelstroms -- Defeating détente -- European portents -- Gorbachev -- Global transformations -- European realities -- The world the Cold War made
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
710 pages
Isbn
9780465054930
Lccn
2017939229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968771199
  • (OCoLC)ocn968771199
  • 551494

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