About the Book

Cold War

Cold War

An International History
December 2013
Trade Paperback · 352 Pages
$30.00 U.S. · $34.50 CAN · £19.99 U.K. · €21.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813347950


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More than a bipolar conflict between two Superpowers, the decades-long Cold War had implications for the entire world. In this accessible, comprehensive retelling, Carole K. Fink provides new insights and perspectives on key events with an emphasis on people, power, and ideas, along with cultural coverage “from the Beetle to the Beatles.” Cold War goes beyond US-USSR relations to explore the Cold War from an international perspective, including key events and developments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Fink also offers a broader time line of the Cold War than any other text, charting the lead-up to the conflict with the Russian Revolution and World War II and discussing the aftermath of the Cold War since 1992. Based on the latest research and scholarship, Cold War is the consummate book on this lengthy and complex conflict for today’s students and history buffs.

About the Author

Carole K. Fink is Humanities Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at The Ohio State University.  She is an award-winning author, editor, and translator of 12 books, including Defending the Rights of Others, The Genoa Conference, and Marc Bloch: A Life in History, and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, most recently from the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, the German Marshall Fund, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Fulbright Foundation.