Cold War: An International History by Carole K. FinkCold War: An International History by Carole K. Fink

Cold War: An International History

byCarole K. Fink

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The decades-long Cold War was more than a bipolar conflict between two Superpowers-it had implications for the entire world. In this accessible, comprehensive retelling, Carole K. Fink provides new insights and perspectives on key events with an emphasis on people, power, and ideas. Cold War goes beyond US-USSR relations to explore the Cold War from an international perspective, including developments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Fink also offers a broader time line of the Cold War than any other text, charting the lead-up to the conflict from the Russian Revolution to World War II and discussing the aftermath of the Cold War up to the present day. The second edition reflects the latest research and scholarship and offers additional information about the post-Cold War period, including the "new Cold War" with Russia. For today's students and history buffs, Cold War is the consummate book on this complex conflict.
Carole K. Fink is Humanities Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at The Ohio State University. She is an award-winning author, editor, and translator of 12 books, including Defending the Rights of Others, The Genoa Conference, and Marc Bloch: A Life in History, and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, most recently fr...
Title:Cold War: An International HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Avalon PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Prelude: Soviet Russia and the West, 1917–1941
War and Revolution
A Contested Peace
The Soviet Entry into World Politics
The Dark Decade, 1931–1939
The Aggressors Triumphant, 1939–1941
Suggestions for Further Study

Chapter 2 The Grand Alliance, 1941–1945
Disparate Partners
Turning the Tide While Tensions Mount
Moving Apart
The End of World War II
Suggestions for Further Study

Chapter 3 Cold War, 1949–1952
Two Rivals Emerge
Nuremberg: The Final Collaboration
The Rupture
1947: The Division of Europe
The World Outside Europe
Prague and Berlin
War in Korea
Suggestions for Further Study

Chapter 4 The Widening Conflict, 1953–1963
A Global Cold War
The Nuclear Question
Building Europe
Peaceful Coexistence?
Cuba and Berlin
Exit Kennedy and Khrushchev
Suggestions for Further Study

Chapter 5 The Sixties
The Cold War and Vietnam
June 1967: The Arab-Israeli War
Prague: August 1968
1968: International Human Rights Year
Suggestions for Further Study

Chapter 6 Détente, 1969–1975
Reducing the Nuclear Threat
Ping-Pong Diplomacy
Testing Détente, 1970–1974
Suggestions for Further Study

Chapter 7 Détente Collapses, 1975–1980
Human Rights
The Cold War in Africa
SS-20 Missiles and SALT II
The Middle East: 1979
Suggestions for Further Study

Chapter 8 The Second Cold War, 1981–1985
The Deterioration of US-Soviet Relations
Central and South America
The Middle East
Suggestions for Further Study

Chapter 9 The End of the Cold War, 1985–1991
The Gorbachev Revolution in International Affairs
1989: The Transformation of Eastern Europe
1990: German Reunification
1991: The Collapse of the Soviet Union
Suggestions for Further Study

Chapter 10 Aftermath: A New World Disorder
The 1990s: A Global View
America’s Global War on Terror
A New Cold War?
Suggestions for Further Study


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Editorial Reviews

"Cold War: An International History is a comprehensive, analytical, and sovereign overview that provides readers with clear arguments, while never losing sight of the complexity of the Cold War. The book shows Carole Fink, one of the leading historians of twentieth-century international relations, at the height of her powers."-Holger Nehring, University of Stirling