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The Resource How the Cold War ended : debating and doing history, John Prados

How the Cold War ended : debating and doing history, John Prados

Label
How the Cold War ended : debating and doing history
Title
How the Cold War ended
Title remainder
debating and doing history
Statement of responsibility
John Prados
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Cold War continues to shape international relations almost twenty years after being acknowledged as the central event of the last half of the twentieth century. Interpretations of how it ended thus remain crucial to an accurate understanding of global events and foreign policy. The reasons for the Cold War's conclusion, and the timing of its ending, are disputed to this day. In this concise introduction to the Cold War and its enduring legacy, John Prados recognizes the debate between those who argue the United States was the key player in bringing it to a close and those who maintain that American actions were secondary factors. Like a crime scene investigator meticulously dissecting evidence, he applies a succession of different methods of historical analysis to illuminate the key cataclysmic events of the 1980s and early 1990s from a range of perspectives. He also incorporates evidence from European and Soviet intelligence sources into the study. The result is a stunning narrative that redefines the era, embraces debate, and deconstructs history, providing a coherent explanation for the upheavals that ended the conflict. How the Cold War Ended also provides an in-depth guide to conducting historical inquiries: how to choose a subject, how to frame a narrative, and how to conduct research and draw conclusions. Prados does this for a variety of methods of historical analysis, furnishing a how-to guide for "doing history" even as it explores a crucial case study. - Publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prados, John
Index
index present
LC call number
D849
LC item number
.P66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Issues in the history of American foreign relations
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  • Cold War
  • Cold War
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
Label
How the Cold War ended : debating and doing history, John Prados
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What happened : accounting for history -- Players, programs, and plots -- Alice in Wonderland : institutions, operators, and political prerogatives -- "The most dangerous decade in human history" : popular movements and global outcomes -- Blue chips, bluegrass and national pride : economics, politics, and culture -- The shadow Cold War -- How the Cold War ended
Control code
ocn428644094
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 301 p.
Isbn
9781597971751
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029048
System control number
(OCoLC)428644094
Label
How the Cold War ended : debating and doing history, John Prados
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What happened : accounting for history -- Players, programs, and plots -- Alice in Wonderland : institutions, operators, and political prerogatives -- "The most dangerous decade in human history" : popular movements and global outcomes -- Blue chips, bluegrass and national pride : economics, politics, and culture -- The shadow Cold War -- How the Cold War ended
Control code
ocn428644094
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 301 p.
Isbn
9781597971751
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029048
System control number
(OCoLC)428644094

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