A Hard and Bitter Peace: A Global History of the Cold War (Hardback)
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A Hard and Bitter Peace: A Global History of the Cold War (Hardback)

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Hardback 412 Pages / Published: 31/08/2017
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This comprehensive text provides a balanced survey of the Cold War in a genuinely global framework. Presenting not only Soviet and Western perspectives, but also the outlooks of peoples and leaders throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, Edward H. Judge and John W. Langdon offer in-depth treatment of imperialism, anti-imperialism, decolonization, national liberation struggles, and their Cold War connections. The authors explore the background and context for all major developments during the era, as well as capsule biographies and character analyses of key figures. Tracing the Cold War from its roots in East-West tensions before and during World War II through its origins in the immediate postwar era, the book concludes with the Cold War's legacy, which continues today. Written in a clear and lively style, this compelling text will bring the era to life for readers who didn't experience its dramas and crises directly.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538106501
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 685 g
Dimensions: 239 x 156 x 27 mm
Edition: Third Edition


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For students who have no memories of the Cold War, there is no better introduction than A Hard and Bitter Peace. Judge and Langdon present clear accounts of every significant Cold War episode, responsible treatments of contentious issues, and understandable explanations of competing points of view. Theirs should be the essential text for any undergraduate course on the Cold War. -- William G. Frasure, Connecticut College
Judge and Langdon's book is outstanding. Written from traditional and global perspectives, it offers a comprehensive survey of the Cold War. Exceptionally well written, it is easily accessible by a non-specialist audience. This volume is the textbook for the newest generation of students. Most highly recommended! -- Mark Kulikowski, SUNY Oswego
Judge and Langdon have written a solid, well-researched text that is both accessible to undergraduates and balanced with rich detail. With excellent use of contemporary Cold War scholarship and primary sources, the authors weave together a complex, interesting narrative that brings a genuinely global perspective to the Cold War. -- Teresa Fava Thomas, Fitchburg State University
The third edition of A Hard and Bitter Peace is a lucid, well-organized introduction to the international context of the historic rivalry between Washington and Moscow from 1947 to 1991. It is a timely contribution in an era that many observers are calling `The New Cold War.' -- William Keylor, Boston University

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