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The Resource Cold War : an international history, Carole K. Fink, The Ohio State University

Cold War : an international history, Carole K. Fink, The Ohio State University

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Cold War : an international history
Title
Cold War
Title remainder
an international history
Statement of responsibility
Carole K. Fink, The Ohio State University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Writing style
Review
  • The long duel between the U.S. and the Soviet Union emerges in a broad context in this insightful history of the Cold War. Fink (The Genoa Conference), professor emerita of history at the Ohio State University, grounds the book in a perspicacious review of Soviet international relations from 1917 onwards and a deft analysis of how wrangling over the fate of Germany and Eastern Europe during and after WWII laid the foundations for the coming rivalry. Her brisk narrative surveys important flashpoints of the Cold War, from the Berlin Airlift through the 1989 collapse of Soviet communism, and delineates its underlying shape as direct confrontation between Americans, Russians, and Chinese in Europe, Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam gave way to wary policies of coexistence and détente. She shows how the antagonism, while easing somewhat, also took on a life of its own as it subsumed quarrels between Arabs and Israelis, Indians and Pakistanis, or Guatemalan landlords and peasants; local conflicts the world over, she notes, entangled almost against their will two superpowers “still trapped by Cold War reflexes to seek advantage wherever possible.” Fink’s crisp, lucid prose and judicious, even-handed assessments impart a coherent arc to complex events; students especially will find this an invaluable introduction to a watershed era of modern history. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed October 28, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 43, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ The Cold War was a part of our lives for decades before it came to an abrupt end in 1991. It has been described and assessed in a seemingly endless array of volumes, including John Lewis Gaddis's The Cold War: A New History and editors Melvyn P. Leffler and Odd Arne Westad's three-volume The Cambridge History of the Cold War . Those readers seeking a well-written single-volume treatment now can turn to this finely wrought book. Fink (history, emerita, Ohio State Univ.; Defending the Rights of Others ) turns her considerable talents to the task of producing a global history of the Cold War that extends back to 1917 when a kind of incipient cold war began between the United States and Russia during the rise of the Soviets and Lenin. Fink also covers the well-known post-World War II Cold War in Europe, but, as per her subtitle, she also explores the war's impact on the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere. To help the novice reader, she provides a time line, a glossary, and a list of significant individuals who played key roles in the struggle. VERDICT At a reasonable price and length, and with contents that are eminently readable, Fink's history is a gem that should be in all 20th-century history collections.— Ed Goedeken, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames --Ed Goedeken (Reviewed February 1, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 2, p83)
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1940-
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Fink, Carole
Dewey number
909.82/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D843
LC item number
.F456 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cold War
  • World politics
  • Cold War
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an international history
Label
Cold War : an international history, Carole K. Fink, The Ohio State University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Soviet Russia and the West, 1917-1941 -- The Grand Alliance, 1941-1945 -- Cold War, 1949-1952 -- The widening conflict, 1953-1963 -- The sixties -- Détente, 1969-1975 -- Détente collapses, 1975-1980 -- The second Cold War, 1981-1985 -- The end of the Cold War, 1986-1991 -- Aftermath, 1992-2001
Control code
998541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780813347950
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013029847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780813347950
Label
Cold War : an international history, Carole K. Fink, The Ohio State University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Soviet Russia and the West, 1917-1941 -- The Grand Alliance, 1941-1945 -- Cold War, 1949-1952 -- The widening conflict, 1953-1963 -- The sixties -- Détente, 1969-1975 -- Détente collapses, 1975-1980 -- The second Cold War, 1981-1985 -- The end of the Cold War, 1986-1991 -- Aftermath, 1992-2001
Control code
998541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780813347950
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013029847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780813347950

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