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The fifty-year wound : the true price of America's Cold War victory, Derek Leebaert

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The fifty-year wound : the true price of America's Cold War victory
Title
The fifty-year wound
Title remainder
the true price of America's Cold War victory
Statement of responsibility
Derek Leebaert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This first cohesively integrated history of the Cold War is replete with important lessons for today. Drawing upon literature, strategy, biography, and economics--plus an inside perspective from the intelligence community--Derek Leebaert explores what Americans sacrificed at the same time that they achieved the longest great-power peace since Rome fell. Why did they commit so much in wealth and opportunity with so little sustained complaint? Why did the conflict drag on for decades? What did the Cold War do to the country, and how? What was lost while victory was gained? Leebaert has uncovered an astonishing array of never-published documents and information, including major revelations about American covert operations and Soviet military activities. He has found, in the shadows of one of this century's great, epic stories, the sort of details and explanations that hit with the force of a lightning bolt and will change forever the way we think about our past.--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.L426 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The fifty-year wound : the true price of America's Cold War victory, Derek Leebaert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [707]-724) and index
Contents
1945: at the top of the wave -- Back to the future (1946-1950) -- Getting the habit (1950-1953) -- Nothing so simple (1953-1956) -- Settling in for the long haul (1956-1961) -- The burden and the glory (1961-1963) -- The burden felt (1964-1969) -- Blight on the battlefield (1969-1975) -- In the hollow of the wave (1975-1981) -- Hard pounding (1981-1985) -- Shaking loose (1985-1989) -- Unintended consequences (1989- )
Control code
47023559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 750 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780316518475
Lccn
2001034452
System control number
(OCoLC)47023559
Label
The fifty-year wound : the true price of America's Cold War victory, Derek Leebaert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [707]-724) and index
Contents
1945: at the top of the wave -- Back to the future (1946-1950) -- Getting the habit (1950-1953) -- Nothing so simple (1953-1956) -- Settling in for the long haul (1956-1961) -- The burden and the glory (1961-1963) -- The burden felt (1964-1969) -- Blight on the battlefield (1969-1975) -- In the hollow of the wave (1975-1981) -- Hard pounding (1981-1985) -- Shaking loose (1985-1989) -- Unintended consequences (1989- )
Control code
47023559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 750 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780316518475
Lccn
2001034452
System control number
(OCoLC)47023559

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