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    • Foreign Policy at the Periphery

    • The Shifting Margins of US International Relations Since World War II
    • By: Bevan Sewell, David Ekbladh, Maria Ryan, and others
    • Narrated by: Gary Roelofs
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As American interests assumed global proportions after 1945, policy makers were faced with the challenge of prioritizing various regions and determining the extent to which the United States was prepared to defend and support them. Superpowers and developing nations soon became inextricably linked and decolonizing states such as Vietnam, India, and Egypt assumed a central role in the ideological struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Cold War

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Robert J. McMahon
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, how did it affect the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century--what were the human and financial costs?

    Regular price: $17.50