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Title Cold War [electronic resource] : the essential reference guide / James R. Arnold and Roberta Wiener, editors.
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2012.
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 Electronic Book  D840 .C645 2012eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 443 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Reference entries. Acheson, Dean Gooderham (1893-1971) -- Afghanistan War (1979-1989) -- Africa -- Arab nationalism -- Bay of Pigs (April 17, 1961) -- Berlin blockade and airlift (1948-1949) -- Berlin crises (1958-1961) -- Berlin Wall (August 13, 1961-November 9, 1989) -- Brandt, Willy (1913-1992) -- Breshnev, Leonid (1906-1982) -- Central Intelligence Agency -- Churchill, Winston (1874-1965) -- Civil defense -- Committee on the Present Danger -- Communist revolutionary warfare -- Congo civil war (1960-1965) -- Cuba -- Cuban missile crisis (October 1962) -- Dominican Republic, U.S. interventions in -- Dulles, John Foster (1888-1959) -- Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) -- Geneva Conference (1954) -- Gorbachev, Mikhail (1931-) -- Greek civil war (1946-1949) -- Gromyko, Andrey (1909-1989) -- Gulags -- Helsinki Final Act (1975) -- Hiss, Alger (1904-1996) -- Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) -- Hoover, John Edgar (1895-1972) -- Human rights -- Hydrogen bomb -- Indochina War (1946-1954) -- Israel -- Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1908-1973) -- Kennan, George Frost (1904-2005) -- Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963) -- Khrushchev, Nikita (1894-1971) -- Kissinger, Henry (1923-) -- Korean War (1950-1953) -- Laos -- Latin America, popular liberation movements in -- Literature -- Malayan emergency (1948-1960) -- Mao Zedong (1893-1976) -- Marshall plan -- McCarthyism -- Missiles, intercontinental ballistic -- Moscow meeting, Brezhnev and Nixon (May 22-30, 1972) -- Mutual assured destruction -- National Security Act (July 26, 1947) -- National Security Agency -- Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913-1994) -- Non-Aligned Movement -- North American Aerospace Defense Command -- North Atlantic Treaty Organization, history of (1948-1990) -- NSC-68, National Security Council Report -- Nuclear arms race -- Nuclear tests -- Ostpolitik -- Partial Test Ban Treaty (August 5, 1963) -- Peace movements -- Perestroika -- Prague Spring (1968) -- Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty -- Reagan, Ronald Wilson (1911-2004) -- Sakharov, Andrei Dimitrievich (1921-1989) -- Sino-Soviet split (1956-1966) -- Solidarity movement -- Sputnik (October 4, 1957) -- Stalin, Josef (1879-1953) -- Strategic Air Command -- Strategic Arms Reduction talks and treaties -- Strategic Defense Initiative -- Tiananmen Square (June 4, 1989) -- Tito, Josip Broz (1892-1980) -- Truman Doctrine (March 12, 1947) -- U-2 incident (May 1960) -- United Nations -- Vietnam War (1957-1975) -- Vladivostok meeting (November 22-24, 1974) -- Warsaw Pact -- Washington Summit meeting, Reagan and Gorbachev (December 7-10, 1987) -- Yeltsin, Boris (1931-2007).
Summary Cold War: The Essential Reference Guide is intended to introduce students to the tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States that dominated international affairs in the second half of the 20th century. A comprehensive overview essay, plus separate essays on the causes and consequences of the conflict, will provide readers with the necessary context to understand the many facets of this complex era. The guide's expert contributors cover all of the influential people and pivotal events of the period, encompassing the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa from political, military, and cultural perspectives. Reference entries offer valuable insight into the leaders and conflicts that defined the Cold War, while other essays promote critical thinking about controversial and significant Cold War topics, including whether Ronald Reagan was responsible for ending the Cold War, the impact of Sputnik on the Cold War, and the significance of the Prague Spring.
Note Description based on print version record.
Local Note Title generously provided by Campus Quality Fee.
Subject Cold War -- Encyclopedias.
World politics -- 1945-1989 -- Encyclopedias.
Related Names Arnold, James R., 1952-
Wiener, Roberta, 1952-
Additional Format Print version: Cold War. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2012 9781610690034
ISBN 9781610690041 (electronic bk.)
1610690044 (electronic bk.)
9781610690034 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
1610690036 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
OCLC number 780442989