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  • How Reason Almost Lost Its Mindby Paul Erickson; Judy L. Klein; Lorraine Daston; Rebecca Lemov; Thomas Sturm; Michael D. Gordin

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass. Its home was the human sciences—psychology, sociology, political science, and economics,... more...

  • Remembering the Cold Warby David Lowe; Tony Joel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War’s blurred definition – it has neither a widely accepted commencement date nor unanimous conclusion... more...

  • Teaching Big Historyby Richard B. Simon

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the... more...

  • What Did You Do in the Cold War Daddy?by Ann Curthoys; Joy Damousi

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Cold War was a turbulent time to grow up in. Family ties were tested, friendships were torn apart and new beliefs forged out of the ruins of old loyalties. In this book, through twelve evocative stories of childhood and early adulthood in Australia during the Cold War years, writers from vastly different backgrounds explore how global political... more...

  • The Politics of Apolitical Cultureby Giles Scott-Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses a key episode in the cultural Cold War - the formation of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. Whilst the Congress was established to defend cultural values and freedom of expression in the Cold War Struggle, its close association with the CIA later undermined its claims to intellectual independence or non-political autonomy. By examining... more...

  • Good Governance in the Era of Global Neoliberalismby Jolle Demmers; Alex E. Fernández Jilberto; Barbara Hogenboom

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This new collection critically examines the new global policy of 'good governance'. This catchphrase of aid policy and development thinking has been the subject of too little analysis to date. This book redresses the balance. It places the prefix 'good', and exactly what that means, under the microscope and examines the impact of neoliberal governance... more...

  • The Last Decade of the Cold Warby Olav Njolstad

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    The 1980s was a period of almost unprecedented rivalry and tension between the two main actors in the East-West conflict, the United States and the Soviet Union. Why and how that conflict first escalated and thereafter, in an amazingly swift process, was reversed and brought to its peaceful conclusion at the end of the decade is the topic of this volume.... more...

  • Religion and the Cold Warby Dr Dianne Kirby

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 32.00

    Although seen widely as the twentieth-century's great religious war, as a conflict between the god-fearing and the godless, the religious dimension of the Cold War has never been subjected to a scholarly critique. This unique study shows why religion is a key Cold War variable. A specially commissioned collection of new scholarship, it provides fresh... more...

  • Routledge Companion to Military Conflict since 1945by John Richard Thackrah

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 36.95

    From the depths of the Cold War to the War on Terror, The Routledge Companion to Military Conflict since 1945 is an in-depth and comprehensive reference guide to the confrontations that have shaped the modern age. Covering the personalities, the wars and the ideas that have been central to military conflict in the last sixty years, this book includes... more...

  • The Crisis of Détente in Europeby Leopoldo Nuti

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This edited volume is the first detailed exploration of the last phase of the Cold War, taking a critical look at the crisis of détente in Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The transition from détente to a new phase of harsh confrontation and severe crises is an interesting, indeed crucial, phase of the evolution of the international system.... more...