The Atlantic and Its Enemies

The Atlantic and Its Enemies

A Personal History of the Cold War

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After World War II, the former allies were saddled with a devastated world economy and traumatized populace. Soviet influence spread insidiously from nation to nation, and the Atlantic powers--the Americans, the British, and a small band of allies--were caught flat-footed by the coups, collapsing armies, and civil wars that sprung from all sides. The Cold War had begun in earnest.

In The Atlantic and Its Enemies , prize-winning historian Norman Stone assesses the years between World War II and the collapse of the Iron Curtain. He vividly demonstrates that for every Atlantic success there seemed to be a dozen Communist or Third World triumphs. Then, suddenly and against all odds, the Atlantic won--economically, ideologically, and militarily--with astonishing speed and finality.

An elegant and path-breaking history, The Atlantic and Its Enemies is a monument to the immense suffering and conflict of the twentieth century, and an illuminating exploration of how the Atlantic triumphed over its enemies at last.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780465020430
0465020437
Branch Call Number: 909.825 STONE
Characteristics: xix, 668 p., [24] p of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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Naplameddie
Jan 13, 2011

Packed full of great info, but rather difficult to follow along with at times.

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