The conflict between Russia and America shaped the world for over four decades. Both were universalist powers â€“ they wanted every country in the world to copy their model of government and economy. They could not rest until the other side had been vanquished, and until the mid-1980s this included the prospect of nuclear war.
In a new edition of one of the best-selling books in the Seminar Studies in History Series, Martin McCauley looks at the epic struggle between the two superpowers that put everyone in danger. In a clear and accessible manner, the book:
- Gives a succinct summary of the main turning points in the conflict
- Looks at how the whole world was sucked into the Cold War
- Shows how the arms race eventually bankrupted Russia
- Discusses whether or not America and Russia have learnt anything from this confrontation
Also containing a Chronology, Glossary and Whoâ€™s Who of key figures, this revised second edition of Russia, America and the Cold War is essential reading for all students of twentieth century history.
Martin McCauley is a seasoned writer and broadcaster who has a wealth of experience in Russian and international affairs. HisÂ recent publications include The Origins of theÂ Cold WarÂ revised 3rdÂ editionÂ (2008), Stalin and Stalinism revised 3rd edition Â (2008) and The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (2007)
Author : Martin Mccauley
ISBN : 1405874309
Language : English
No of Pages : 248
Edition : 2
Publication Date : 7/17/2008
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.29x6.69x0.63
Book weight : 0.01
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