The Cold War: A Military History by Jeremy BlackThe Cold War: A Military History by Jeremy Black

The Cold War: A Military History

byJeremy Black

Paperback | October 22, 2015

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The term the Cold War has had many meanings and interpretations since it was originally coined and has been used to analyse everything from comics to pro-natalist policies, and science fiction to gender politics. This range has great value, but also poses problems, notably by diluting the focus on war of a certain type, and by exacerbating a lack of precision in definition and analysis. The Cold War: A Military History is the first survey of the period to focus on the diplomatic and military confrontation and conflict. Jeremy Black begins his overview in 1917 and covers the 'long Cold War', from the 7th November Revolution to the ongoing repercussions and reverberations of the conflict today. The book is forward-looking as well as retrospective, not least in encouraging us to reflect on how much the character of the present world owes to the Cold War. The result is a detailed survey that will be invaluable to students and scholars of military and international history.
Jeremy Black is Professor of history at the University of Exeter, UK and a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, USA. He has written widely on modern military and diplomatic history and his most recent publications include The Power of Knowledge (2013) and War in the Modern World (2014).
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Title:The Cold War: A Military HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.65 inPublished:October 22, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474217982

ISBN - 13:9781474217989

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Table of Contents

Preface 1. 1917-39 2. 1939-45 3. 1945-53 4. 1953-68 5. 1968-79 6. 1979-85 7. 1985-92 8. Postscript Selected Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

[A] wide-ranging historical account ... [T]his book provides readers who are unfamiliar with both the military and non-military aspects of the Cold War with a highly useful introduction.