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The Resource A constructed peace : the making of the European settlement, 1945-1963, Marc Trachtenberg

A constructed peace : the making of the European settlement, 1945-1963, Marc Trachtenberg

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A constructed peace : the making of the European settlement, 1945-1963
Title
A constructed peace
Title remainder
the making of the European settlement, 1945-1963
Statement of responsibility
Marc Trachtenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""People still think of the Cold War as a simple two-sided conflict, a kind of gigantic arm wrestle on a global scale," writes Marc Trachtenberg, "but this view fails to grasp the essence of what was really going on." America and Russia were both willing to live with the status quo in Europe. What then could have generated the kind of conflict that might have led to a nuclear holocaust? This is the great puzzle of the Cold War, and in this book, the product of nearly twenty years of work, Trachtenberg tries to solve it." "The answer, he says, has to do with the German question, especially with the German nuclear question. These issues lay at the heart of the Cold War, and a relatively stable peace took shape only when they were resolved. The book develops this argument by telling a story - a complex story involving many issues of detail, but focusing always on the central question of how a stable international system came into being during the Cold War period. A Constructed Peace will be of interest not just to students of the Cold War, but to people concerned with the problem of war and peace, and in particular with the question of how a stable international order can be constructed, even in our own day."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1946-
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Trachtenberg, Marc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • Europe
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Peace
  • Nuclear weapons
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord
Label
A constructed peace : the making of the European settlement, 1945-1963, Marc Trachtenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-418) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Pt. I.
  • Division of Europe
  • Ch. 1.
  • Spheres of Influence Peace?.
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 2.
  • Toward the Rubicon.
  • p. 34
  • Ch. 3.
  • Test of Strength.
  • p. 66
  • Pt. II.
  • Nato System
  • Ch. 4.
  • Making of the NATO System.
  • p. 95
  • Ch. 5.
  • Eisenhower and Nuclear Sharing.
  • p. 146
  • Ch. 6.
  • Alliance in Disarray.
  • p. 201
  • Pt. III.
  • Cold War Peace
  • Ch. 7.
  • Politics of the Berlin Crisis, 1958-1960.
  • p. 251
  • Ch. 8.
  • Kennedy, NATO, and Berlin.
  • p. 283
  • Ch. 9.
  • Settlement Takes Shape.
  • p. 352
  • Sources and Bibliography.
  • p. 403
  • Index.
  • p. 419
Control code
ocm39455994
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 424 p.
Isbn
9780691002736
Lccn
98034874
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A constructed peace : the making of the European settlement, 1945-1963, Marc Trachtenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-418) and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Pt. I.
  • Division of Europe
  • Ch. 1.
  • Spheres of Influence Peace?.
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 2.
  • Toward the Rubicon.
  • p. 34
  • Ch. 3.
  • Test of Strength.
  • p. 66
  • Pt. II.
  • Nato System
  • Ch. 4.
  • Making of the NATO System.
  • p. 95
  • Ch. 5.
  • Eisenhower and Nuclear Sharing.
  • p. 146
  • Ch. 6.
  • Alliance in Disarray.
  • p. 201
  • Pt. III.
  • Cold War Peace
  • Ch. 7.
  • Politics of the Berlin Crisis, 1958-1960.
  • p. 251
  • Ch. 8.
  • Kennedy, NATO, and Berlin.
  • p. 283
  • Ch. 9.
  • Settlement Takes Shape.
  • p. 352
  • Sources and Bibliography.
  • p. 403
  • Index.
  • p. 419
Control code
ocm39455994
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 424 p.
Isbn
9780691002736
Lccn
98034874
Other physical details
ill., maps

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