The Cold War: A World History

The Cold War A World History From a Bancroft Prize winning scholar a new global history of the Cold War and its ongoing impact around the worldWe tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict a clash of two superpowers th

  • Title: The Cold War: A World History
  • Author: Odd Arne Westad
  • ISBN: 9780465054930
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From a Bancroft Prize winning scholar, a new global history of the Cold War and its ongoing impact around the worldWe tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict a clash of two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, born out of the ashes of World War II and coming to a dramatic end with the collapse of the Soviet Union But in this major new work, BaFrom a Bancroft Prize winning scholar, a new global history of the Cold War and its ongoing impact around the worldWe tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict a clash of two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, born out of the ashes of World War II and coming to a dramatic end with the collapse of the Soviet Union But in this major new work, Bancroft Prize winning scholar Odd Arne Westad argues that the Cold War must be understood as a global ideological confrontation, with early roots in the Industrial Revolution and ongoing repercussions around the world.In The Cold War, Westad offers a new perspective on a century when great power rivalry and ideological battle transformed every corner of our globe From Soweto to Hollywood, Hanoi, and Hamburg, young men and women felt they were fighting for the future of the world The Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where nearly every community had to choose sides And these choices continue to define economies and regimes across the world.Today, many regions are plagued with environmental threats, social divides, and ethnic conflicts that stem from this era Its ideologies influence China, Russia, and the United States Iraq and Afghanistan have been destroyed by the faith in purely military solutions that emerged from the Cold War.Stunning in its breadth and revelatory in its perspective, this book expands our understanding of the Cold War both geographically and chronologically, and offers an engaging new history of how today s world was created.

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    1. First off this is pretty much an establishment history that looks at the cold war from the commanding heights. This is not a bad thing. If one wants to understand the cold war one should look from a bird's eye view on the chess board and not stray too far from the consensus when entering the subject. When one digs deeper and develops alternative interpretations of this period one will at least have familiar landmarks as a reference as a jumping off point. This history and very detailed and cover [...]

    2. Simply the best single volume political history of the Cold War. But for its 600+p length, it would be a shoo-in to replace Gaddis as the standard text for classroom use, as it is in all ways a superior book. Organized in part chronologically but mainly geographically, it is really a global history of how the Cold War affected the politics and conflicts of different regions (rather than a different book, which might have been organized for example thematically, about nuclear strategy, cultural c [...]

    3. Written by not a US or UK national and it tells. It is far more balanced in its assessment of events. I would say it's ±70% ideal. Why 70? Because even in this tour de force equally diabolical acts of the US and the West still leave an impression of being less sinister and nefarious than those of the USSR :(Во времена продолжающейся мировой напряженности, которую некоторые называют второй холодной войной, в [...]

    4. This book covers a broad range of topics while still managing to narrate the entire Cold War, but falls short for me due to the quality of writing. I've been looking for a balanced, in-depth single volume overview of the Cold War that has some academic rigor. First, I read John Lewis Gaddis' "The Cold War: A New History", but found it actually too short, a bit myopic in scope, and a bit too biased toward the West. On first glance, this book by Westad looked like it might fit the bill, and after [...]

    5. The advantage of the book is the sheer scope of it, which does not just cover the cold war but the lead up to it and consequences. Through reading you understand the all-encompassing nature of the conflict and the connections between differing realms of conflict and how it played into the broader narrative of the cold war itself. It is true to say that what is explained better than why in the book, it does jump around sometimes in a confusing manner and there is an overall critically supportive [...]

    6. Remarkable to start a history of the Cold War in 1890. And remarkable also to add such deep context to the familiar U.S./Soviet Superpower story, by bringing in threads from across the world. It would certainly help most readers to have a firm understanding of the basic outlines of the story before approaching this scholarly masterpiece. But it is not dense, nor difficult if one did not. I'm eager to read more of Odd's work.

    7. This book is a world history of the Cold War which took place the world over in all,areas that it one would not think but the War was much more than the yo Two country affair that we think of . Very good book

    8. Fantastic, detailed history of the Cold War. Covers all the bases, from World War I on, including quite a bit of coverage of India and Africa, outside of the big players: the U.S Soviet Union, and China. Really, well done. 800 pages, but never got bogged down in it.

    9. A first rate history of the cold war from the end of the Second World War until the fall of Gorbachev and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991. It was not just a European and western conflict but had profound impact on Asia, the Middle East and Africa, for example the conflicts between China and Vietnam.

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