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Published: 27 March 2003

200 Pages | numerous halftones and maps


ISBN: 9780192801784

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The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Robert J. McMahon

Very Short Introductions

  • A genuinely international history of the Cold War
  • Devotes much attention to the Cold War's domestic as well as international dimensions
  • Covers the entirety of the Cold War era, highlighting key players, such as Stalin, de Gaulle, and Reagan
  • Written by a major American authority on the post-war period
  • Gives equal attention to the impact of the conflict on the Third World, as well as on the West and on Asia
  • Highlights key developments, such as the Berlin Wall and the 'Star Wars' missile defense strategy