Historical Dictionary of the Cold War
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
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administration Allied April Atlantic Treaty Organization August became Berlin Brezhnev Britain q.v. British Central Intelligence Agency China PRC Cold Cold War communist Communist Party conﬂict Crisis q.v. Cuba Cuban Czechoslovakia December defense détente détente q.v. diplomatic Doctrine q.v. Eastern Europe economic Eisenhower q.v. elected European Federal Republic foreign minister foreign policy France French Germany FRG inﬂuence Iran January Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin q.v. July June Kennedy q.v. Marshall Plan Martin’s Press Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev q.v. Moscow National Security NATO negotiations Nikita Khrushchev Nikita Khrushchev q.v. North Atlantic Treaty November nuclear weapons October Ostpolitik peace People’s Republic political leader President prime minister qq.v Republic of China Republic of Germany SALT II secretary September South Vietnam Soviet leader Soviet Union strategic nuclear summit superpowers tion Treaty q.v. troops United Nations University Press viet Vietnam War Vietnam War q.v. Warsaw Pact Western World World War II York