Cold War

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Penguin, 2002 - 359 pages
A comprehensive look at the hundred-year history of the Cold War, from the rise of Lenin and communism to the foreign policy of George W. Bush.

-- CNN's 24-part series, telecast in late 1998, is still alive and well on CNN Interactive.

-- Who says the Cold War is over? Heard about the collision between the Chinese freighter and the U.S. Navy spy plane? New York Times political columnist Maureen Dowd said in April, "One veteran cold warrior who served under several presidents told me he was shocked that Bush II had refrozen the cold war."

-- The Cold War International History Project Website at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has up-to-date info on books published about the Cold War, as well as conferences, news, etc.

The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to the Cold War covers: origins of the Cold War -- Karl Marx, the Treaty at Versailles, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II; the China Lobby and the Marshall Plan, "American Caesar" in Korea and "Tail-Gunner Joe"; the birth of "talking head" journalism; those Happy Days 1950's; the Cuban Missile Crisis and death in Vietnam; the turbulent Sixties; Nixon visits China; Cold War America in the Seventies and Eighties -- the "Evil Empire, " Grenada, Nicaragua, and KAL Flight 007, and Post-Cold War policy, the Cold War legacy.

 

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Contents

The Origins of Warring in the Cold
1
Better Dead Than Red
19
From Lenin to Stalin
31
The Gathering Storm
45
Global Responsibility
57
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
71
Harry Gives Em Heck
83
Cooperating for Peace
93
Death in Vietnam
191
Doubting the Commitment
203
Cooling the Cold War
215
A Ford Not a Lincoln
227
Cynicism on Film
239
Jimmys Good Intentions
245
The Role of a Lifetime
257
Coming Out of the Cold
269

Its a Bad Bad World
107
The Global Policeman
119
Living in the Cold War
133
Hollywood Sees Red
147
Early Life in the Shadow of the Bomb
157
Ike and the Spread of the Cold War
165
Charisma and Camelot
177
The New World Order
283
The PostCold War Era
295
Cold War Legacies
309
Appendixes
321
Cold War
327
Copyright

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Robert T. Mann, a former reporter and political writer for the Shreveport Journal and the Monroe News-Star, is the author of A Grand Delusion: America's Descent into Vietnam (pub 2/2001), The Walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights, and Legacy to Power, a biography of Senator Russell Long. He is currently state director to U.S. Senator John Breaux of Louisiana; in the past he has served as Breaux's press secretary in Louisiana and Washington. He has served as press secretary to Senator Long and to the 1990 re-election campaign of U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston and communications director for the Louisiana Democratic Party. Mann is a past president of the U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association and has lectured widely on congressional history and public affairs.

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