The Cold War's killing fields : rethinking the long peace
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
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First edition.
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9780062367204, 006236720X
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viii, 629 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780062367204, 006236720X

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-605) and index.
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"In this sweeping, deeply researched book, Paul Thomas Chamberlin boldly argues that the Cold War, long viewed as a mostly peaceful, if tense, diplomatic standoff between democracy and communism, fostered a series of deadly conflicts that killed millions on battlegrounds across the postcolonial world. For half a century, as an uneasy accord hung over Europe, ferocious proxy wars raged in the Cold War's killing fields, resulting in more than fourteen million dead--victims who remain largely forgotten and all but lost to history. A superb work of scholarship, [this] is the first global military history of this conflict and the first full accounting of its devastating impact. More than previous armed conflicts, the wars of the post-1945 era ravaged civilians across vast stretches of territory, from Korea and Vietnam to Bangladesh and Afghanistan to Iraq and Lebanon. Chamberlin provides an understanding of this sweeping history from the ground up and offers a moving portrait of human suffering, capturing the voices of those who experienced the brutal warfare. Chamberlin reframes this era in global history and explores in detail the numerous battles fought to prevent nuclear war, bolster the strategic hegemony of the United States and the USSR, and determine the fates of societies throughout the Third World."--Dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chamberlin, P. T. (2018). The Cold War's killing fields: rethinking the long peace (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Chamberlin, Paul Thomas. 2018. The Cold War's Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Chamberlin, Paul Thomas. The Cold War's Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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Chamberlin, Paul Thomas. The Cold War's Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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