The Cold War : A New History

Description

The "dean of Cold War historians" (The New York Times) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why--from the months in 1945 when the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. went from alliance to antagonism to the barely averted holocaust of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the maneuvers of Nixon and Mao, Reagan and Gorbachev. Brilliant, accessible, almost Shakespearean in its drama, The Cold War stands as a triumphant summation of the era that, more than any other, shaped our own.

Details

Author(s)
John Lewis Gaddis
Format
Paperback | 333 pages
Dimensions
140 x 213 x 20mm | 318g
Publication date
01 Jan 2007
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint
Penguin USA
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0143038273
ISBN13
9780143038276
Bestsellers rank
45,615