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The Cold War: The Essential Readings

Klaus Larres (Editor), Ann Lane (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20705-4
264 pages
October 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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This collection brings together the most influential and commonly-studied articles on the Cold War. Together with an introduction and concise headnotes, this book provides students with easy access to seminal work and an analytical framework with which to approach their studies.
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Introduction: Ann Lane.

Part I: Cold War Origins.

Part II: First Attempts at Conflict Management.

Part III: War and Detente.

Part IV: The End of the Cold War.

Index.
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Klaus Larres is Reader and Jean Monnet Professor in the School of Politics at the Queen's University of Belfast. His previous work includes Politics of Illusion: Churchill, Eisenhower and the German Question (in German, 1995); A History of the Federal Republic, 1949-1989 (co-author, in German, 1999); The Federal Republic of Germany since 1949 (co-editor, 1996), Germany and the United States in the 20th Century (co-editor, in German, 1997), Uneasy Allies: British-German Relations and European Integration since 1945 (ed., 2000), and Germany since Unification: The Development of the Berlin Republic (ed., 2000).


Ann Lane is Lecturer in the War Studies Group at King's College London. She is author of Britain, the Cold War and Yugoslav Unity, 1941-1949 (1996), and co-editor with Howard Temperly of The Rise and Fall of the Grand Alliance (1996).
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  • Collection of key writing on a popular topic of study.

  • Brings the most important articles together in one volume.

  • Provides editorial headnotes and an introduction to give the historical context.
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"The Cold War is valuable for specialists, students, and general readers. The level of scholarship is high, and the writing is blessedly jargon-free." History: Reviews of New Books <!--end-->

"This ... is one of the finest guides available" Frontline

"This collection brings together the most influential and commonly-studied articles on the Cold War. The combination of articles and editorial material provides students with easy access to seminal work and an analytical framework with which to approach their studies." History Online

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