The A To Z Of The Cold War by Simon DavisThe A To Z Of The Cold War by Simon Davis

The A To Z Of The Cold War

bySimon Davis, Joseph Smith

Paperback | January 20, 2005

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This highly praised book captures the essence and the madness of the "balance of terror" that was the Cold War. Describing an extensive period and much of the globe, The A to Z of the Cold War presents a year-by-year chronology, an introductory essay, and hundreds of entries on civilian and military leaders, central issues and peripheral conflicts, crucial countries and their allies or foes, the contending alliances and the non-aligned, deterrence and détente, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. While both authors are specialists in American foreign policy and diplomacy, Smith has a particular interest in United States relations with Latin America and Davis in Anglo-American relations. This broader focus is helpful, because it enables the authors to have a broader view of the Cold War, and having studied and lived in Great Britain, they view events from a more neutral perspective. This, and a conscious effort to maintain a scholarly balance, enhances the objectivity of this volume. Smith and Davis have produced an easy-to-use reference tool for both the history scholar and student.
Joseph Smith is a reader in American diplomatic history in the department of history at Exeter University, England. An expert on American foreign relations, especially with Latin America, he has conducted archival research in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain and is a member o...
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Title:The A To Z Of The Cold WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 8.55 × 5.59 × 0.93 inPublished:January 20, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853841

ISBN - 13:9780810853843

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 2 Chronology Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 5 Bibliography Chapter 6 Index Chapter 7 About the Authors

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Can you quickly summarize the Hallstein Doctrine? How about giving the difference between trilateralism and tripartisme? Smith (American diplomatic history, Exeter U.) and Davis (history, City U. of New York) explain it all to you in this dictionary of the war that has passed into our increasingly unreliable memories. They open with a comprehensive chronology and introduction, followed by hundreds of entries about the politicians, events, weaponry, issues, and countries involved. They list the treaties, organizations, acts, doctrines, hopes and fears of that remarkable era. As a result, readers get a basic background in what happened, along with a healthy dose of why. Smith and Davis include a select bibliography ordered chronologically and a subject index.