The Columbia Guide to the Cold War

Front Cover
Columbia University Press, 2001 - History - 366 pages
0 Reviews

The Cold War was the longest conflict in American history, and the defining event of the second half of the twentieth century. Since its recent and abrupt cessation, we have only begun to measure the effects of the Cold War on American, Soviet, post-Soviet, and international military strategy, economics, domestic policy, and popular culture. The Columbia Guide to the Cold War is the first in a series of guides to American history and culture that will offer a wealth of interpretive information in different formats to students, scholars, and general readers alike. This reference contains narrative essays on key events and issues, and also features an A-to-Z encyclopedia, a concise chronology, and an annotated resource section listing books, articles, films, novels, web sites, and CD-ROMs on Cold War themes.

What people are saying - Write a review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A valuable encyclopedia on the Cold War—one of the few available—containing a wealth of information not otherwise available in one place. Kort (Social Science/Boston Univ.; The Soviet Colossus: A ... Read full review

The Columbia guide to the Cold War

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This is the first in a projected series of one-volume guides that seek to synthesize the extensive literature on a topic and organize it in a useful way for the student, scholar, or general reader. If ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2001)

Michael Kort is a professor of social science at Boston University's College of General Studies. He is the author of several books on the Soviet Union and Cold War history including The Handbook of the Former Soviet Union; The Soviet Colossus: History and Aftermath; and The Cold War.

Bibliographic information