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The Real History of the Cold War

A New Look At The Past

By Alan Axelrod, 1952-

The newest entry in Alan Axelrod’s engaging, successful Real History series—and the only current illustrated book on a misunderstood and mysterious topic.

From the fall of Nazi Germany to the fall of the Berlin Wall, a cold war raged between the US and the Soviet Union. Though not a shot was fired, the hostility between the two superpowers threatened the globe with nuclear annihilation. Axelrod reveals the intriguing, suspenseful true story behind this globe-spanning battle of wills, and as always, he’s created a study that’s authoritative, comprehensive, and a pleasure to read. Judiciously, incisively, he probes the pivotal events of the era: the Marshall Plan; the iron curtain; the Berlin airlift; the Cuban missile crisis; the rise and fall of Joesph McCarthy; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; the arms race. Rarely seen illustrations, detail-packed sidebars, maps, stats, quotes, alternate takes, and “reality checks” to popular myths make this a work general readers will turn to and enjoy.

 

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1402763026


Format: Book
Author: Axelrod, Alan, 1952-
Title: The real history of the Cold War : a new look at the past / Alan Axelrod.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Sterling, c2009.
Subject: World politics -- 1945-1989 Cold War Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1991
Isbn: 1402763026 9781402763021
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 909.825 Axe
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Bib Id: 330061

Format: Book
Author: Axelrod, Alan, 1952-
Title: The real history of the Cold War : a new look at the past / Alan Axelrod.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Sterling, c2009.
Description: xi, 451 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm.
Subjects: World politics -- 1945-1989
Subjects: Cold War
Subjects: Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1991
Other Title: Cold War
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-439) and index.
Contents: Dramatis personae -- Ashes and ideology. Allies and enemies ; Spoils of war ; New sun rising -- The world according to "X." The Iron Curtain ; Flashpoints : the Mediterranean and the Middle East ; The Marshall Plan -- Superpowers. A monopoly ends ; Mad world; Red China ; Berlin held hostage ; Spy wars -- Crossing the line. Hot war in a cold place ; Red scare nation -- Combat by proxy. High noon in Hungary ; From the Bay of Pigs to the Cuban Missile Crisis ; Vietnam -- Détente. The President, the Chairman, and the Premier ; Asymmetric dawn and the Soviet sunset ; "A new world order" -- Cold War timeline -- Live and in person.
LCCN: 2009012167
ISBN: 1402763026
ISBN: 9781402763021
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 909.825 Axe