One World Divisible A Global History since 1945

ISBN-10: 0393321088

ISBN-13: 9780393321081

Edition: 2001

Authors: David Reynolds

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

David Reynolds is an author and educator known for his historical and political works, many of which chronicle the relationship between the United States and Great Britain. Reynolds was born in 1952 in Orpington, England. He is married to an architect and has one child. Reynolds attended Cambridge University where he received his Ph.D. Reynolds's first work, The Creation of the Anglo-American Alliance, 1937-1942: A Study in Competitive Co-operation, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1982. It won the Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Reynolds also wrote Rich Relations: The American Occupation of Britain, 1942-1945, (1995) and more recently, has done research on the Cold War Era. Reynolds is an historical advisor for a BBC/PBS production about the historical relationship between the two countries. Reynolds has been a visiting fellow at both Cambridge University and at Harvard University. He and his family live in Cambridge, England, but summer in New Hampshire.

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Mushroom Cloud and the Iron Curtain
The Cover Story That Never Was
The War and the Superpowers
From Cold Peace to Cold War
Two Blocs, Two Germanies, Two Bombs
Communist Revolutions. Asian Style
Japan Under U.S. Occupation
China and the Endgame of Civil War
Korea: The Cold War Turns Hot
Consolidating Unity and Revolution in China
Nationalism and Communism in Southeast Asia
The Limits of "Independence"
Legacies of Empire
The Partition of India
Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples
The Middle East after Britain and France
Africa and the Persistence of Imperialism
The "White Commonwealth" Between Britain and America
Latin America: "Our" Hemisphere and "Their" Island
Two Europes, Two Germanies
The Socialist Transformation of Eastern Europe
Germany: East and West
Western Europe: Captealism, Welfare, and Integration
The Bomb and the Wall
Cities and Consumers
Births and Deaths
Cities and Buildings
Suburbs and Automobiles
The Culture of Consumption
Eyeball to Eyeball, Shoulder to Shoulder
Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the Space Race
Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Cuba
De Gaulle and the Travails of Western Europe
Dubcek and the Taming of Eastern Europe
Color, Creed, and Coups
The Politics of Race in Black and White
Ethnicity and Conflict in Black Africa
Development and the Military in Latin America
Christianity Between Church and State
Holy War in the Middle East
Politics, Religion, and Nationalism in South Asia
East Wind, West Wind
The Great Leap and the Cultural Revolution
Southeast Asia and Indonesia's Turning Point
America's Anguish, Vietnam's Tragedy
The Vietnam War and America's Allies
Cultures and Families
The Consumption of Culture
Educational Revolutions
Women on the Move
Superpower Detente. Communist Confrontation
A New Strategic Triangle: America, Russia, China
West Germany Looks East
Western Europe Looks North and South
America in Retreat, Detente in Decline
New Indochina Wars--Communist Against Communist
Afghanistan, the Olympics, and the Demise of Detente
Israel, Oil, and Islam
October 1973: Arab Gamble, Superpower Crisis
Partial Peace: Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians
The Gulf States and the Oil Boom
The Iranian Revolution and Islamic Resurgence
Capitalist Revolutions, Asian Style
The West and Stagflation
The Japanese "Miracle"
The Asian Tigers
The Tiger Cubs
The Chinese Dragon
The Indian Elephant
Challenges for the West
Thatcherism, Reaganomics, and the Crisis of Capitalism
Latin America: Debt, Democracy, and Revolution
Sub-Saharan Africa: The Collapse of the Stave
The "New Cold War" and Transatlantic Turmoil
Chips and Genes
Science, Business, and Government
Telecommunications and the Satellite Revolution
Computers and the Electronics Revolution
The "Information Society" and International Rivalbies
Molecular Biology and the Revolution in Genetics
Nuclear Power and the Environmental Counterrevolution
The Crisis of Communism
Gorbachev and the "New Thinking"
The European Revolutions of 1989
German Unification and European Union
Soviet Dis-Union
The Chinese Exception
States, Wealth, and Order after the Cold War
Iraq, Israel, and the Search for Peace in the Middle East
Poverty and Despotism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Latin America: Opening Up Economies, States, and Region
Postcommunism and the Redefinition of Europe
The Crisis of "Asian Values"?
Goods and Values
Solitary Superpower, Anxious Americans
"Globalization" and Its Discontents
Faith and Doubt
Creating Life?
Sustaining Life
Social Life
Epilogue
Further Reading
Notes
Illustration Credits
Index
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