By Lee Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards Spalding
The chilly conflict was once a very important clash in American heritage. At stake was once even if the realm will be ruled by way of the forces of totalitarianism led through the Soviet Union, or encouraged by means of the foundations of financial and political freedom embodied within the usa. The chilly battle validated the USA because the chief of the loose international and a world superpower. It formed U.S. army method, financial coverage, and family politics for almost 50 years.
In A short background of the chilly War, distinct students Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding recount the pivotal occasions of this protracted fight and clarify the suggestions that finally ended in victory for freedom. They study the improvement and implementation of containment, détente, and at last President Reagan's philosophy: "they lose, we win." The chilly struggle teaches vital classes approximately statecraft and America's vital function within the world.
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A Brief History of the Cold War by Lee Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards Spalding