The Cambridge History of the Cold War

  title={The Cambridge History of the Cold War},
  author={Melvyn P. Leffler and Odd Arne Westad},
The Cambridge History of the Cold War is a comprehensive, international history of the conflict that dominated world politics in the twentieth century. The three-volume series, written by leading international experts in the field, elucidates how the Cold War evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic and socio-political environment of the two World Wars and the interwar era, and explains the global dynamics of the Cold War international system. It emphasises how the Cold War… 

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  • R. Brier
  • Political Science
    Journal of Cold War Studies
  • 2013
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The Soviet Union and the arms race

Zedong: a difficult toast during the 1959 meeting in Beijing

  • Dmitri Baltermants/The Dmitri Baltermants Collection/Corbis
  • 1959

angered at a press conference in Paris during the 1960 summit meeting with President Dwight D

  • 1960

Tito, the leader of Yugoslavia, dancing with people

  • Dalmatia,
  • 1950

Attlee at the first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in London, 1946

  • 1946