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The Cold War's killing fields : rethinking the long peace, Paul Thomas Chamberlin

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The Cold War's killing fields : rethinking the long peace
Title
The Cold War's killing fields
Title remainder
rethinking the long peace
Statement of responsibility
Paul Thomas Chamberlin
Title variation
Cold Wars killing fields
Title variation remainder
rethinking the long peace
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In this sweeping, deeply researched book, Paul Thomas Chamberlin boldly argues that the Cold War, long viewed as a mostly peaceful, if tense, diplomatic standoff between democracy and communism, was actually a part of a vast, deadly conflict that killed millions on battlegrounds across the postcolonial world. For half a century, as an uneasy peace hung over Europe, ferocious proxy wars raged in the Cold War's killing fields, resulting in more than fourteen million dead--victims who remain largely forgotten and all but lost to history. A superb work of scholarship illustrated with four maps, The Cold War's Killing Fields is the first global military history of this superpower conflict and the first full accounting of its devastating impact. More than previous armed conflicts, the wars of the post-1945 era ravaged civilians across vast stretches of territory, from Korea and Vietnam to Bangladesh and Afghanistan to Iraq and Lebanon. Chamberlin provides an understanding of this sweeping history from the ground up and offers a moving portrait of human suffering, capturing the voices of those who experienced the brutal warfare. Chamberlin reframes this era in global history and explores in detail the numerous battles fought to prevent nuclear war, bolster the strategic hegemony of the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., and determine the fate of societies throughout the Third World
Summary
Offers an international military history of the Cold War arguing that the decade-long superpower struggles were one of the three great conflicts of the 20th century alongside the two World Wars, and reveals how bloody the “Long Peace” actually was
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contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677521
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FMG
Dewey number
355
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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rethinking the long peace
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The Cold War's killing fields : rethinking the long peace, Paul Thomas Chamberlin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-605) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
1042160786
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 629 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062367204
Lccn
bl2018080039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1042160786
Label
The Cold War's killing fields : rethinking the long peace, Paul Thomas Chamberlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-605) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
1042160786
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 629 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062367204
Lccn
bl2018080039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1042160786

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