The Cold War: A History in Documents

Paperback | July 29, 2011

byAllan M. Winkler

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The cold war lasted for more than fifty years and polarized the world. Rooted in political and ideological disagreements dating back to the Russian Revolution of 1917, the war emerged from disputes that intensified in the wake of World War II. In The Cold War: A History in Documents, SecondEdition, Allan M. Winkler excerpts speeches by Soviet premier Joseph Stalin and British prime minister Winston Churchill in order to demonstrate the growing abyss between the two political systems. President Harry S. Truman's announcement of the existence of a Soviet atomic bomb and his speech toCongress launching the Truman Doctrine testify to the gravity of the situation. The complex politics of the Vietnam War appear in voices of those as divergent as Vietnamese nationalist Ho Chi Minh, President Lyndon B. Johnson, antiwar protestors, and a participant in the My Lai massacre. A pictureessay, "The Atom Unleashed," provides a collection of photographs and cartoons tracing one of the most controversial discoveries of the twentieth century. And a final chapter chronicles in detail the end of the cold war.The second edition of The Cold War: A History in Documents offers more thorough coverage of the 1970s through the1990s. The book features additional material on China and Africa, and several new images, including a Herblock editorial cartoon about the Marshall Plan and a French Communist Partyposter for peace in Vietnam. There is also a revised note on sources and interpretation and updates to the lists of further reading and websites.

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The cold war lasted for more than fifty years and polarized the world. Rooted in political and ideological disagreements dating back to the Russian Revolution of 1917, the war emerged from disputes that intensified in the wake of World War II. In The Cold War: A History in Documents, SecondEdition, Allan M. Winkler excerpts speeches by...

Allan M. Winkler is Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University in Ohio. A prize-winning teacher, he is author of ten books of his own, including "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song (OUP, 2010), Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America (2005), and Life Under a Cloud: American An...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.91 × 9.88 × 0.59 inPublished:July 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

What is a Document?How to Read a DocumentIntroductionNote on Sources and Interpretation1. Early AntagonismOrigin of the Atomic BombTensions and StrategiesThe Truman DoctrineThe Marshall PlanA Soviet BombThe China White PaperNSC-68War in Korea2. The Anticommunist CrusadeHollywood and HUACChambers vs. HissThe Rosenbergs on TrialSenator Joe McCarthyCultural ResponsesArmy vs. McCarthy3. To the BrinkEisenhower's Inaugural AddressLiberation of Captive PeoplesThe Domino TheoryUnstable PeaceKennedy's Inaugural AddressBay of PigsStanding Up to the SovietsThe Cuban Missile Crisis4. Picture EssayThe Atom Unleashed5. Catastrophe in VietnamFrench Colonial RuleWar in IndochinaThe Geneva ConferenceNation Building in VietnamHorrors of WarAntiwar MovementVietnamizationReunification6. An End at LastThe Nuclear Test Ban Treat of 1963SALT TreatiesReagan's Nuclear StrategyAn End to the Cold WarTimelineFurther ReadingWebsitesText CreditsPicture CreditsIndex