The Complete Idiot's Guide® 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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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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