Origins of the Cold War 1941-49: Revised 3rd Edition

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9781405874335: Origins of the Cold War 1941-49: Revised 3rd Edition

The Cold War is one of the most important and widely studied areas of history. Martin McCauley’s best-selling Seminar Study unravels the complex issues which gave rise to the Cold War and explains how it originated.

This new edition is revised, updated and expanded with new material on areas such as the KGB and spying, and the contribution of intelligence to Stalin’s picture of the world. The new introduction looks at our perceptions of the Cold War, the various approaches that have been adopted for reviewing the Cold War and the difficulties of developing a theory of the Cold War.

The book incorporates the most recent scholarship, theories and newly-released information to provide students with an invaluable introduction to the subject.

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Origins of the Cold War covers the formative years of the extraordinary struggle between the two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States. In a clear and concise manner, Martin McCauley explains how the Cold War originated and developed and unravels some of the complex issues that gave rise to the Cold War. The book explores questions such as:

  • Who was responsible for the Cold War?
  • Was it inevitable or could it have been avoided?
  • Was Stalin genuinely interested in a post-war agreement?

This third edition is revised, updated and expanded with new material on areas such as the KGB and spying, and the contribution of intelligence to Stalin’s picture of the world. The introduction looks at our perceptions of the Cold War, the various approaches that have been adopted for reviewing the Cold War and the difficulties of developing a theory of the Cold War. The book incorporates the most recent scholarship, theories and newly-released information to provide students with an invaluable introduction to the subject.

Martin McCauley is a seasoned writer and broadcaster who has a wealth of experience in Russian and international affairs. His recent publications include Russia, America and the Cold War revised 2nd edition (2008), Stalin and Stalinism revised 3rd edition(2008) and The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (2007) .

 

 

About the Author:

Martin McCauley is former Senior lecturer in Politics at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. An extremely accomplished author, he has written three other Seminar Studies volumes: The Khruschev Era, Russia, America and the Cold War and Stalin and Stalinism. He is also the author of Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafia and Afghanistan and Central Asia.

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