Origins of the Cold War 1941-49Revised 3rd Edition
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The Cold War is one of the most important and widely studied areas of history. Martin McCauleys 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 Stalins 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.
List of plates
PART ONE: Background
1. Setting the Scene
PART TWO: Descriptive analysis
2. Moscow's View of the World
3. Conflicts During the War
4. 1945: The Turning Point
5. Decisions Which Led to Division
6. The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
7. The Soviet Response
PART THREE: Assessment
8. Was it all Inevitable?
PART FOUR: DOCUMENTS
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 and two trade history books for Longman History: Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafia and Afghanistan and Central Asia.