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America’s Cold War

The Politics of Insecurity

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$21.50 • £17.95 • €19.50

ISBN 9780674064065

Publication Date: 03/05/2012

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448 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

World

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Demise of Free Security
  • 2. Confrontation
  • 3. To the Ends of the Earth
  • 4. Leaner and Meaner
  • 5. The Nuclear Rubicon
  • 6. Gulliver’s Travails
  • 7. Nixon’s World
  • 8. A New Cold War
  • 9. Endgame
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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