The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endings

by Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd Arne Westad

Series: The Cambridge History of the Cold War

Volume III of The Cambridge History of the Cold War examines the evolution of the conflict from the Helsinki Conference of 1975 until the Soviet collapse in 1991. A team of leading scholars analyzes the economic, social, cultural, religious, technological and geopolitical factors that ended the Cold War and discusses the personalities and policies of key leaders such as Brezhnev, Reagan, Gorbachev, Thatcher, Kohl and Deng Xiaoping. The authors show how events throughout the world shaped the evolution of Soviet-American relations and they explore the legacies of the superpower confrontation in a comparative and transnational perspective. Individual chapters examine how the Cold War affected and was affected by environmental issues, economic trends, patterns of consumption, human rights and non-governmental organizations. The volume represents the new international history at its best, emphasizing broad social, economic, demographic and strategic developments while keeping politics and human agency in focus.

  • Cambridge University Press; March 2010
  • ISBN: 9781316022658
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  • Title: The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endings
  • Series: The Cambridge History of the Cold War
  • Author: Melvyn P. Leffler (ed.); Odd Arne Westad (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

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Review of the set: 'There has never been a Cold War history like it; everything about it is monumental … In total, the volumes represent a successful interconnected attempt at describing the Cold War in full.' Jost Dülffer, H-Soz-u-Kult