Latin America’s Cold War

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Harvard University Press, 2010 - History - 385 pages
For Latin America, the Cold War was anything but cold. Nor was it the so-called “long peace” afforded the world’s superpowers by their nuclear standoff. In this book, the first to take an international perspective on the postwar decades in the region, Hal Brands sets out to explain what exactly happened in Latin America during the Cold War, and why it was so traumatic.

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Workmanlike prose, but Brands does a nice job of avoiding either the hysterical right (WE HAD TO SEND THEM WEAPONS OR THE RUSKIES WOULD BE IN TEXAS BY NOW!) or conspiratorial left (AMERICAN SENT THEM ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Hal Brands is Senior Analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses and the author of From Berlin to Baghdad: America’s Search for Purpose in the Post–Cold War World.

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