The Cold War
Routledge – 1999 – 160 pages
The Cold War examines the complex arguments which divided East and West following the end of the Second World War, and analyzes its eight major phases, including:
* the emergence of the Cold War
* Coexistence and Detente
* Glasnost in the late 1980s.
Combining factual overview and background discussion of the key issues such as the nuclear threat and who, if anyone, won the Cold War, with analysis of source material, students will find this a must-have in the study of this major historical event.
'The book is mainly aimed at A-Level and undergraduate students and as such it is very successful. It is lively, with many telling quotations to illustreate various points. - Seer
'It is evident that Lightbody is up-to-date on the most important recent scholarship on the Cold War … It can be highly recommended as a text for A-level students and possibly for introductory university courses.' - Journal of Contemporary History
Bradley Lightbody is Head of History at Dewsbury College, West Yorkshire.