Cold War

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Penguin, 2002 - 359 pages
A comprehensive look at the hundred-year history of the Cold War, from the rise of Lenin and communism to the foreign policy of George W. Bush.

-- CNN's 24-part series, telecast in late 1998, is still alive and well on CNN Interactive.

-- Who says the Cold War is over? Heard about the collision between the Chinese freighter and the U.S. Navy spy plane? New York Times political columnist Maureen Dowd said in April, "One veteran cold warrior who served under several presidents told me he was shocked that Bush II had refrozen the cold war."

-- The Cold War International History Project Website at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has up-to-date info on books published about the Cold War, as well as conferences, news, etc.

The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to the Cold War covers: origins of the Cold War -- Karl Marx, the Treaty at Versailles, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II; the China Lobby and the Marshall Plan, "American Caesar" in Korea and "Tail-Gunner Joe"; the birth of "talking head" journalism; those Happy Days 1950's; the Cuban Missile Crisis and death in Vietnam; the turbulent Sixties; Nixon visits China; Cold War America in the Seventies and Eighties -- the "Evil Empire, " Grenada, Nicaragua, and KAL Flight 007, and Post-Cold War policy, the Cold War legacy.

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Table des matières

The OriginsofWaſſingintheſold
3
Better Dead Than Red
19
The First Red Scare
26
From Lenin to Stalin
31
The New Face of Soviet Communism
32
The Gathering Storm
45
Global Responsibility
57
Global Responsibility
59
Death in Vietnam
191
Doubting the ommitment 103
205
Humphrey Versus Nixon
210
Cooling the Cold War
215
Nixon Kissinger and Détente
216
Playing the China Card
222
A Ford Not a Lincoln
227
Détente Wanes
228

Communists and Conference Diplomacy
63
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
71
Death in Warm Springs
80
Harry Gives Em Heck
83
Harry Truman the bomb and the Iron Curtain
93
The United Nations Trumans Doctrine the Marshall
105
Its a Bad Bad World
107
The Global Policeman
119
The GlobalPoliceman
120
Living in the old War
133
Part3 livinginthe ſold War
135
Hollywood Sees Red
147
Ike and the Spread of the Cold War
165
Charisma and Camelot
177
Cynicism on Film
239
Jimmys Good Intentions
245
The HumanRights Campaign
248
The Role of a Lifetime
257
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262
oming Out of the ſold
269
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271
Gorbachev
276
The New World Order
283
The PostCold War Era
295
Appendixes
321
Further Reading
329
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À propos de l'auteur (2002)

Robert T. Mann, a former reporter and political writer for the Shreveport Journal and the Monroe News-Star, is the author of A Grand Delusion: America's Descent into Vietnam (pub 2/2001), The Walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights, and Legacy to Power, a biography of Senator Russell Long. He is currently state director to U.S. Senator John Breaux of Louisiana; in the past he has served as Breaux's press secretary in Louisiana and Washington. He has served as press secretary to Senator Long and to the 1990 re-election campaign of U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston and communications director for the Louisiana Democratic Party. Mann is a past president of the U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association and has lectured widely on congressional history and public affairs.

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