History: The Cold War

  • The European Community and Eastern Europe in the Cold War: Overcoming the East-West divide book cover

    The European Community and Eastern Europe in the Cold War

    Overcoming the East-West divide

    By Angela Romano

    This book is an historical investigation into the role of the European Community in the overcoming of the East-West divide during the Cold War. Making use of recently released primary sources from a broad range of European and U.S. archives, the work reveals the ability of the EC and its…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
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    Cold War History

  • The Socialist Life of Modern Architecture: Bucharest, 1949-1964 book cover

    The Socialist Life of Modern Architecture

    Bucharest, 1949-1964

    By Juliana Maxim

    Juliana Maxim’s book is the first systematic architectural history of Romania under socialism. It examines the mechanisms through which modern Soviet architecture was invested with political meaning and, in reverse, how specific architectural solutions came to define city life and the socialist…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
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    Architext

  • The Post Cold War World: Turbulence and Change in World Politics Since the Fall book cover

    The Post Cold War World

    Turbulence and Change in World Politics Since the Fall

    By Michael Cox

    This book by a leading scholar of international relations examines the origins of the new world disorder – the resurgence of authoritarianism, the rise of populism and the prevalence of terrorism – and why so many assumptions about how the world would look after the Cold War have proven to be wrong…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
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  • The Political History of Modern Japan: Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics book cover

    The Political History of Modern Japan

    Foreign Relations and Domestic Politics

    By Kitaoka Shinichi

    Spanning the 130-year period between the end of the Tokugawa Era and the end of the Cold War, this textbook introduces students to the formation of the modern Japanese state. It demonstrates how, faced with foreign threats, Japan developed a new governing structure to deal with these challenges and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-17 
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  • Socialist Imaginations: Utopias, Myths, and the Masses book cover

    Socialist Imaginations

    Utopias, Myths, and the Masses

    Edited by Jakub Beneš, Stefan Arvidsson, Anja Kirsch

    This volume offers new perspectives on the appeal and profound cultural meaning of socialism over the past two centuries. It brings together scholarship from various disciplines addressing diverse national contexts, including Britain, China, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the USA. Taken…

    Hardback – 2018-10-16 
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    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Soviet Science and Engineering in the Shadow of the Cold War book cover

    Soviet Science and Engineering in the Shadow of the Cold War

    By Hiroshi Ichikawa

    The 1950s were a vital time in the history of science. In accordance with the intensification of the Cold War, many scientific talents were mobilized to several military-related research and development projects not only in the United States, but also in the Soviet Union. Contrary to the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09 
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    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Bulgaria under Communism book cover

    Bulgaria under Communism

    By Ivaylo Znepolski, Mihail Gruev, Momtchil Metodiev, Martin Ivanov, Daniel Vatchkov, Ivan Elenkov, Plamen Doynow

    The book traces the history of communist Bulgaria from 1944 to 1989. A chronological overview of the building of the socialist state from the ground up, its entrenchment into the peaceful routine of everyday life, its inner crises, and its gradual running out of steam and self-destruction are…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17 
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    Routledge Histories of Central and Eastern Europe

  • Bringing Cold War Democracy to West Berlin: A Shared German-American Project, 1940–1972 book cover

    Bringing Cold War Democracy to West Berlin

    A Shared German-American Project, 1940–1972

    By Scott H. Krause

    Within the span of a generation, Nazi Germany’s former capital, Berlin, found a new role as a symbol of freedom and resilient democracy in the Cold War. This book unearths how this remarkable transformation derived from a network of liberal American occupation officials, and returned émigrés, or…

    Hardback – 2018-09-14 
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    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Romania under Communism: Paradox and Degeneration book cover

    Romania under Communism

    Paradox and Degeneration

    By Dennis Deletant

    Communism has cast a long shadow over Romania. The passage of little over a quarter of a century since the overthrow in December 1989 of Romania’s last Communist leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, offers a symbolic standpoint from which to penetrate that shadow and to throw light upon the entire period of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-13 
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    Routledge Histories of Central and Eastern Europe

  • National Identity and Great-Power Status in Russia and Japan: Non-Western Challengers to the Liberal International Order book cover

    National Identity and Great-Power Status in Russia and Japan

    Non-Western Challengers to the Liberal International Order

    By Tadashi Anno

    Having suffered military defeat at the hands of advanced Western powers in the 1850s, Russia and Japan embarked upon a program of catch-up and modernization in the late-19th Century. While the two states sought in the main to replicate the successes of the advanced great powers of the West, the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-04 
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    Politics in Asia

  • Ho Chi Minh book cover

    Ho Chi Minh

    By Peter Neville

    Ho Chi Minh explores the life of this globally important twentieth century figure and offers new insights into his lengthy career, including his often-forgotten involvement with British intermediaries in 1945-6 and with the US in 1944-5. Ho was the father of his nation, a major protagonist in the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Informal Alliance: The Bilderberg Group and Transatlantic Relations during the Cold War, 1952-1968 book cover

    Informal Alliance

    The Bilderberg Group and Transatlantic Relations during the Cold War, 1952-1968

    By Thomas Gijswijt

    Informal Alliance is the first archive-based history of the secretive Bilderberg Group, the high-level transatlantic elite network founded at the height of the Cold War. Making extensive use of the recently opened Bilderberg Group archives as well as a wide range of private and official collections…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14 
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    Routledge Studies in Modern History

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