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Fifty-Year Wound How America's Cold War Victory Shaped Our World

ISBN-10: 0316164968
ISBN-13: 9780316164962
Edition: 2003 (Reprint)
Authors: Derek Leebaert
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Description: What did the Cold War, that ongoing near-apocalypse, do to America? To the rest of the shaken world? What was lost, what was gained? How exactly did America manage to win? And how does all this prepare us for what lies ahead? This widely praised  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 5/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

What did the Cold War, that ongoing near-apocalypse, do to America? To the rest of the shaken world? What was lost, what was gained? How exactly did America manage to win? And how does all this prepare us for what lies ahead? This widely praised book-a sweeping narrative of the Cold War from start to finish, from suspicion to terror, from Berlin to Beirut, from senatorial rhetoric to bureaucratic bungling-is the first major work of history to address the real repurcussions of America's Cold War, and to reveal how that long struggle set the stage for the tumultuous world we find ourselves living in today.

Introduction
1945: At the Top of the Wave
Back to the Future (1946-1950)
Getting the Habit (1950-1953)
Nothing So Simple (1953-1956)
Settling In for the Long Haul (1956-1961)
The Burden and the Glory (1961-1963)
The Burden Felt (1964-1969)
Blight on the Battlefield (1969-1975)
In the Hollow of the Wave (1975-1981)
Hard Pounding (1981-1985)
Shaking Loose (1985-1989)
Unintended Consequences (1989- )
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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