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Author Tudda, Chris, 1965- author.

Title Cold War summits : a history, from Potsdam to Malta / Chris Tudda.

Publication Info. London ; New Delhi ; New York ; Sydney : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  909.825 T81c 2015    ---  Available
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Description xii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series New approaches to international history
New approaches to international history.
Summary "This book examines six summits spanning the beginning and the end of the Cold War. Using declassified documents from U.S., British, and other archives, Chris Tudda shows how the Cold War developed from an ideological struggle between capitalism and communism into a truly global struggle. From Potsdam in 1945, to Malta in 1989, the nuclear superpowers met to determine how to end the Second World War, manage the arms race, and ultimately end the Cold War. Meanwhile, the newly independent nations of the Third World, including the People's Republic of China, became active and respected members of the international community determined to manage their own fates independent of the superpowers. The six summits--Potsdam (1945), Bandung (1955), Glassboro (1967), Beijing (1972), Vienna (1972), and Malta (1989)--are here examined together in a single volume for the first time. An introductory essay provides a historiographical analysis of Cold War summitry, while the conclusion ties the summits together and demonstrates how the history of the Cold War can be understood not only by examining the meetings between the superpowers, but also by analyzing how the developing nations became agents of change and thus affected international relations"--Publisher's website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-215) and index.
Contents The Potsdam Conference : the beginning of the Cold War? -- The Bandung Conference : the rise of the developing world -- The beginning of détente : the Glassboro Summit -- The 1972 Beijing conference : Nixon and Mao change the world -- The Vienna Summit : the beginning of the end of détente -- The Malta Summit : the end of the Cold War.
Subject World politics -- 1945-1989.
Cold War.
Summit meetings -- History -- 20th century.
International relations -- History -- 20th century.
Diplomacy -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War (1945-1989) (OCoLC)fst01754978
Diplomacy. (OCoLC)fst00894188
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
Summit meetings. (OCoLC)fst01138541
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781472532275 (hardback)
1472532279 (hardback)
9781472529589 (paperback)
1472529588 (paperback)
Standard No. 40025242066

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