Historical Dictionary of the Cold War

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Scarecrow Press, Mar 29, 2000 - History - 352 pages
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Joseph Smith and Simon Davis have captured the essence and madness of the 'balance of terror' of the Cold War in the Historical Dictionary of the Cold War. Covering an extensive period and much of the globe, this dictionary presents a year-by-year chronology and alphabetical entries on civilian and military leaders, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, 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, since 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 scholary 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.
 

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The dangerous Cold War era (1945-91) was one of immense political, cultural, and historical significance. Smith (American diplomatic history, Exeter Univ., U.K.; The Cold War: 1945-1991) and Davis ... Read full review

Contents

Chronology
1
Introduction
39
The Dictionary
67
Bibliography
295
About the Authors
329
Editors Foreword
vii
Acronyms and Abbreviations
ix
Chronology
1
Introduction
39
The Dictionary
67
Bibliography
295
About the Authors
329
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Joseph Smith is a reader in American diplomatic history at Exeter University in England. Simon Davis is presently Assistant Professor of History at Bronx Community College of New York City University. Both have written extensively on the period and are specialists in American foreign policy and diplomacy.

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