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    • The Cold War

    • A World History
    • By: Odd Arne Westad
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Cold War, Odd Arne Westad offers a new perspective on a century when a superpower rivalry and an ideological war transformed every corner of our globe. We traditionally think of the Cold War as a post-World War II diplomatic and military conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. But in this major new work, Westad argues that the conflict must be understood as a global ideological confrontation with roots in the industrial revolution and with continuing implications for the world today.

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    • A lenghy treatise on the Cold War

    • By Donald Hill on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Cold War

    • A World History
    • By: Odd Arne Westad
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As Germany and then Japan surrendered in 1945, there was a tremendous hope that a new and much better world could be created from the moral and physical ruins of the conflict. Instead, the combination of the huge power of the USA and USSR and the near-total collapse of most of their rivals created a unique, grim new environment: the Cold War. For over 40 years the demands of the Cold War shaped the life of almost all of us. There was no part of the world where East and West did not ultimately demand a blind and absolute allegiance.

    Regular price: $31.97