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
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
909.82/8
Index
index present
LC call number
D849
LC item number
.P66 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Issues in the history of American foreign relations
Label
How the Cold War ended : debating and doing history, John Prados
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn755582525
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597976121
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36350138
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)755582525
  • ebsco1597976121
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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