The Cold War: A Military History (Cowley 2005)

TitleThe Cold War: A Military History (Cowley 2005)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsCowley, Robert
Number of Pages478
PublisherRandom House
CityNew York
Abstract

Even fifteen years after the end of the Cold War, it is still hard to grasp that we no longer live under its immense specter. For nearly half a century, from the end of World War II to the early 1990s, all world events hung in the balance of a simmering dispute between two of the greatest military powers in history. Hundreds of millions of people held their collective breath as the United States and the Soviet Union, two national ideological entities, waged proxy wars to determine spheres of influence'and millions of others perished in places like Korea, Vietnam, and Angola, where this cold war flared hot. Such a consideration of the Cold War as a military event with sociopolitical and economic overtones is the crux of this stellar collection of twenty-six essays compiled and edited by Robert Cowley. Befitting such a complex and far-ranging period, the volume's contributing writers cover myriad angles. [WorldCat]

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