A Partial History of the Cold War

  title={A Partial History of the Cold War},
  author={David S. Painter},
  journal={Cold War History},
  pages={527 - 534}
John Lewis Gaddis has been writing on the Cold War for over 30 years and is probably the best known historian writing in English on this subject. He has published six previous books on the Cold War and numerous influential articles. According to Gaddis, his students and his agent urged him to write ‘a short, comprehensive, and accessible book on the Cold War’ for ‘a new generation of readers for whom the Cold War was never “current events”’ (viii). Readers familiar with Gaddis’s earlier work… 
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