The Cold War: A History Through Documents

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A supplement for courses in Cold War History, The World Since 1945, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. History Since 1945, and 20th-century American or World History.

 

This comprehensive collection of more than 100 carefully edited documents (speeches, treaties, statements, and articles) traces the rise and fall of the Cold War — from its roots at Yalta and Potsdam in 1945 through the collapse of the Soviet state in 1991 — making the great events of the era come alive through the words and phrases of those who were actively involved. Set in historical context by brief introductions, the documents are arranged in chronological order, grouped into six major periods of the Cold War.

 

This book may be used in connection with the authors' core text, A Hard and Bitter Peace: A Global History of the Cold War, or with any other history text.

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Book Description Pearson, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction. I. THE ORIGINS OF THE COLD WAR, 1945-1950. 1. The Yalta Conference, February 1945. Declaration on Poland. Agreement Regarding Soviet Entry into the War Against Japan. 2. The Potsdam Conference, July-August 1945. Excerpts from the Berlin (Potsdam) Conference Report, August 2, 1945. 3. The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, August 1945. Statement by President Truman, August 6, 1945. 4. Stalin's Election Speech, February 1946. Highlights of Stalin's Election Speech, February 9, 1946. 5. Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech, March 1946. Highlights of Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech, March 5, 1946. Excerpts from Pravda's Interview with Stalin, March 1946. 6. The Baruch and Gromyko Plans for Control of Atomic Weapons, 1946. Speech by Bernard Baruch to the UN Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946. Draft International Agreement to Forbid the Production and Use of Atomic Weapons, Proposed by Andrei Gromyko on June 19, 1946. 7. The Truman Doctrine, 1947. President Truman's Speech to the Nation, March 12, 1947. 8. The Marshall Plan, 1947. Marshall's Commencement Address at Harvard University, June 5, 1947. 9. George F. Kennan, "The Sources of Soviet Conduct," 1947. The Sources of Soviet Conduct. 10. The Founding of the Cominform, 1947. Manifesto Proclaiming the Cominform, October 5, 1947. Resolution of Conference of Communist Parties on Establishing the Cominform, October 5, 1947. 11. The Communist Coup in Czechoslovakia, February 1948. Letter from President Benes to the Czechoslovak Communist Party Presidium, February 24, 1948. Reply by the Czechoslovak Communist Party Presidium to the Letter from President Benes, February 25, 1948. 12. The Treaty of Brussels, 1948. Excerpts from the Treaty of Brussels, March 17, 1948. 13. The Cominform Expulsion of Tito, 1948. Cominform Resolution on the Situation in Yugoslavia, June 28, 1948. 14. The Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949. Note from Secretary of State Marshall to the Soviet Ambassador, July 6, 1948. 15. The NATO Alliance, 1949. The Treaty of Washington (North Atlantic Treaty), April 4, 1949. 16. Acheson on the Communist Triumph in China, 1949. Secretary of State Acheson's Letter of Transmittal for U.S. State Department "White Paper" on China, July 30, 1949. 17. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0137612893

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