The Cold War: A World History

The Cold War: A World History

by Odd Arne Westad


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The definitive history of the Cold War and its ongoing impact around the world

The Cold War began on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where every community had to choose sides. Those choices continue to define economies and regimes across the world. Stunning in breadth and revelatory in perspective, The Cold War, by prize-winning scholar Odd Arne Westad, expands our understanding of the conflict both geographically and chronologically, and offers a new understanding of how today's world was created.

"An epic account." —Wall Street Journal

"An account of the Cold War that is truly global in its scope... a wise and observant history." —New Republic

"An ambitious study, perspicacious and panoramic in scope." —Financial Times, Best Books of 2017

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465054930
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 330,067
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Odd Arne Westad is the S. T. Lee professor of US-Asia relations at Harvard University and author and editor of eleven books, including The Global Cold War, recipient of the Bancroft Prize, and Restless Empire, recipient of the Asia Society book award. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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