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RUSSIA America and the Cold War 1949 to 1991 (Revised Second Edition)
RUSSIA America and the Cold War 1949 to 1991 (Revised Second Edition)

Published: July 2008
Our Price: R619.69

Product Code: ASA-9781405874304

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The conflict between Russia and America shaped the world for over four decades. Both were universalist powers – they wanted every country in the world to copy their model of government and economy. They could not rest until the other side had been vanquished, and until the mid-1980s this included the prospect of nuclear war.

Authored by Martin McCauley
American History, World History, International History
  • In a new edition of one of the best-selling books in the Seminar Studies in History Series, Martin McCauley looks at the epic struggle between the two superpowers that put everyone in danger. In a clear and accessible manner, the book:
  • Gives a succinct summary of the main turning points in the conflict
  • Looks at how the whole world was sucked into the Cold War
  • Shows how the arms race eventually bankrupted Russia
  • Discusses whether or not America and Russia have learnt anything from this confrontation

    Also containing a Chronology, Glossary and Who’s Who of key figures, this revised second edition of Russia, America and the Cold War is essential reading for all students of twentieth century history.

    Martin McCauley is a seasoned writer and broadcaster who has a wealth of experience in Russian and international affairs. His recent publications include The Origins of the Cold War revised 3rd edition (2008), Stalin and Stalinism revised 3rd edition (2008) and The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (2007)

    About the Series Seminar Studies
  • Each book in the Seminar Studies series provides a concise and reliable introduction to a wide range of complex historical events and debates, covering topics in British, European and world history from the early modern period to the present day. Written by acknowledged experts and including supporting material such as extracts from historical documents, chronologies, glossaries, guides to key figures and further reading suggestions, Seminar Studies titles are essential reading for students of history.
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