Cold War

Cold War

A Student Encyclopedia

Book - 2008
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ABC-CLIO

ABC-CLIO is proud to announce the latest addition to its widely acclaimed legacy of historical reference works for students. Under the direction of internationally known expert Spencer Tucker,Cold War: A Student Encyclopedia captures the vast scope, day-to-day drama, and lasting impact of the Cold War more clearly and powerfully than any other student resource ever published.

Ranging from the end of the Second World War to the collapse of the Soviet Union,Cold War: A Student Encyclopedia offers vivid portrayals of leading individuals, significant battles, economic developments, societal/cultural events, changes in military technology, and major treaties and diplomatic agreements. The nearly 1,100 entries, plus topical essays and a documents volume, draw heavily on recently opened Russian, Eastern European, and Chinese archives. Enhanced by a rich program of maps and images, it is a comprehensive, current, and accessible student reference on the dominant geopolitical phenomenon of the late-20th century.


The most comprehensive and up-to-date student reference on the Cold War, offering expert coverage of all aspects of the conflict in a richly designed format, fully illustrated to give students a vivid sense of life in all countries affected by the war.


The most comprehensive and up-to-date student reference on the Cold War, offering expert coverage of all aspects of the conflict in a richly designed format, fully illustrated to give students a vivid sense of life in all countries affected by the war.


• 1,099 entries covering all facets of the Cold War from its origins to its aftermath, including political, diplomatic, military, social, and economic topics, as well as the lives of everyday citizens caught up in the conflict in countries around the world

• Over 200 internationally recognized contributors from around the world, many writing about events and issues from the perspective of their country of origin

• Over 175 original documents (each with its own introduction)—a collection that draws heavily on recently opened files from archives in China, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and includes documents that reflect social and cultural life during the Cold War as well as political, military, and diplomatic issues

• 700 images of important persons, places, events, and artifacts, plus 50 carefully crafted tables and graphs that make important data clear and meaningful

• 47 maps detailing major military operations, from the Berlin Airlift to the battlefields of Vietnam

• A special resource area helps early researchers develop sound information literacy skills with a "how to use" section on using primary sources, reading maps, and how to use tables and charts



Book News
The Cold War, declares Tucker (Senior Fellow in Military History at ABC-CLIO and formerly of Virginia Military Institute), was "the single most important event of the second half of the twentieth century." In this five-volume encyclopedia containing some 1000 alphabetical entries from Abdullah, King of Jordan, to Zorin, Valerian Aleksandrovich (1902-1986), a Soviet diplomat, the focus is on diplomatic and military developments and issues, but some coverage has been included of social and economic implications as well. Entries on prominent people, major institutions and organizations, wars and diplomatic conferences, and political movements are included. Entries on most countries of the world are included and, for the most significant, separate entries on their military establishments are presented as well. The first volume opens with eight general maps, but a number of additional maps are included with the entries. Also included in the first volume are three general essays, two of which provide general narratives concerning the origins and course of the Cold War, and another of which provides a personal perspective on the Cold War from John S. D. Eisenhower, a retired US military officer who is the son of American President Dwight Eisenhower. The fifth volume, which is separately edited by Priscilla Roberts (Centre for American Studies, U. of Hong Kong, China) is a documentary reader of 171 primary source documents, ranging from Henry R. Luce's influential essay "The American Century" to Mikhail Gorbachev's declaration of Perestroika and Glasnost. A preponderance of documents, naturally enough, come from Soviet and American leaders, but other documents such as Ho Chi Minh's declaration of Vietnamese independence do find inclusion. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Presents nearly 176 documents and over a thousand entries covering all aspects of the Cold War from its origins to its aftermath, including political, military, social, diplomatic, economic, and biographical entries.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008
ISBN: 1851098488 (ebook)
9781851098484 (ebook)
185109847X (hard copy : alk. paper)
9781851098477 (hard copy : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: YR909.82503 COL
Characteristics: 5 v. (xxxviii, 2969, I-22 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Tucker, Spencer 1937-

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