Origins of the Cold War: An International History by Melvyn LefflerOrigins of the Cold War: An International History by Melvyn Leffler

Origins of the Cold War: An International History

byMelvyn LefflerEditorMelvyn P. Leffler, David S. Painter

Paperback | June 13, 2005

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The Cold War dominated the world political arena for forty-five years. Focusing on the international system and on events in all parts of the globe, Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter have brought together a truly international collection of articles that provide a fresh and comprehensive analysis of the origins of the Cold War.

Moving beyond earlier controversies, this edited collection focuses on the interaction between geopolitics and threat perception, technology and strategy, ideology and social reconstruction, national economic reform and patterns of international trade, and decolonization and national liberation. The editors also consider how and why the Cold War spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and how groups, classes and elites used the Cold War to further their own interests.

This second edition includes the newest research from the Communist side of the Cold War and the most recent debates on culture, race and the role of intelligence analysis. Also included is a completely new section dealing with the Cold War crises in Iran, Turkey and Greece and a guide to further reading.

Title:Origins of the Cold War: An International HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.1 inPublished:June 13, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415341108

ISBN - 13:9780415341103


Table of Contents

Introduction: The International System and the Origins of the Cold WarDavid S. Painter and Melvyn P. Leffler Part 1: Soviet and American Strategy and Diplomacy  1. National Security and US Foreign PolicyMelvyn P. Leffler  2. Stalin and Soviet Foreign PolicyGeoffrey Roberts  3. The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold WarMartin J. Sherwin  4. Stalin and the BombDavid Holloway Part 2: Three Cold War Crises: Iran, Turkey and Greece  5. The Iranian Crisis of 1946 and the Origins of the Cold War Fernande Scheid Raine  6. The Turkish War Scare of 1946Eduard Mark   7. The Greek Civil WarThanasis D. Sfikas Part 3: Europe and the Cold War 8. British Policy and the Origins of the Cold WarJohn Kent  9. The European Dimension of the Cold WarDavid Reynolds  10. The Russians in GermanyNorman Naimark  11. Communism in BulgariaVesselin Dimitriov  12. Stalin and the Italian CommunistsSilvio Pons  13. Hegemony and Autonomy Within the Western AllianceCharles S. Maier  Part 4: The Cold War in Asia, Africa and Latin America  14. From the Marshall Plan to the Third WorldRobert E. Wood  15. Revolutionary Movements in Asia and the Cold WarMichael H. Hunt  16. Stalin and the Korean WarKathryn Weathersby  17. Mao and Sino-American RelationsChen Jian  18. The Impact of the Cold War on Latin America Leslie Bethell and Ian Roxborough 19. The United States, the Cold War and the Color LineThomas Borstelmann.  Epilogue: The End of the Cold War David S. Painter and Melvyn P. Leffler

Editorial Reviews

'An excellent collection, which offers works with which students would be unfamiliar. The articles demonstrate a real commitment to international history.' - Robert L. Beisner, The American University, Washington DC

'A fresh collection of stimulating and impressive essays. This book will be of great value not only to students of the subject but to those teaching.' - John A. Thompson, University of Cambridge