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The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction by Robert J. McMahon
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The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, how did it affect the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century - what were the human and financial costs? This Very Short Introduction provides a clear and stimulating interpretiveoverview of the Cold War, one that will both invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
OUP Oxford; March 2003
198 pages; ISBN 9780191577581
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Title: The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Robert J. McMahon
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