The Cold War
By (author) John Lewis Gaddis
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Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
Book DescriptionA brilliantly arresting historical work, John Lewis Gaddis' "The Cold War" takes us as never before to the time when the world stood on the brink of destruction. In 1945 war came to an end. But a whole new terror was only just beginning...Here is the truth behind every spy thriller you've read: why America and the Soviet Union became locked in a deadly stalemate; how close we came to nuclear catastrophe; what was really going on in the minds of leaders from Stalin to Mao Zedong, Ronald Reagan to Mikhail Gorbachev, how secret agents plotted and East German holidaymakers helped the Berlin Wall fall. It is a story of crisis talks and subterfuge, tyrants and power struggles - and of ordinary people changing the course of history. "Gripping". (Len Deighton). "Superb ...brimful of racy incident". ("Independent on Sunday"). "A lively and readable history". ("The Times"). "Force 9 on the Richter scale". ("Spectator"). John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University, and 'the dean of cold war historians' ("The New York Times"). He is the author of numerous books, including "Security" and the "American Experience", the book recently pressed on his cabinet and senior security staff by President Bush.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141025322
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Lewis Gaddis
George F. Kennan, Hardback (December 2011)
The full scope of George Kennan's long life and vast influence is revealed by one of today's most important Cold War scholars. Yale historian Gaddis began this magisterial history almost 30 years ago; the result is a remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself.
Surprise, Security, and the American Experience, Paperback (October 2005)
September 11, 2001, distinguished Cold War historian John Lewis Gaddis argues, was not the first time a surprise attack shattered American assumptions about national security and reshaped American grand strategy. We've been there before, and have responded each time by dramatically expanding our security responsibilities.
Strategies of Containment, Paperback (July 2004)
Carrying the history of containment through the end of the Cold War, this book begins with Franklin D Roosevelt's postwar plans. It provides an analysis of George F Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC-68, The Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," and provides an assessment of how Reagan and Gorbechev completed the process of containment.
Landscape of History, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by John Lewis Gaddis
What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book.
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Author Biography - John Lewis Gaddis
John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University, and 'the dean of cold war historians' (The New York Times). He is the author of numerous books, including Security and the American Experience, the book recently pressed on his cabinet and senior security staff by President Bush.
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