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viii, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: On the Politics of History, the Making of Deals, and the Way the Old Becomes the New, Frederic Bozo, Andreas Rodder, and Mary Elise Sarotte Part I: The Two Germanies and Unification 1. The Revolution in Germany: The End of the SED Dictatorship, East German Society and Reunification, Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk 2. Transferring a Civil Revolution into High Politics: The West German Drive for Unification and the New European Order, Andreas Rodder Part II: Superpowers React 3. "His East European Allies Say They Want to Be in NATO": US Foreign Policy, German Unification, and NATO's Role in European Security, 1989-1990, Mary Elise Sarotte 4. Gorbachev, German Reunification, and Soviet Demise, Vladislav Zubok Part III: Western Europe Reacts 5. From "Yalta" to Maastricht: Mitterrand's France and German Unification, Frederic Bozo 6. Not a Wholly New Europe: How the Integration Framework Shaped the End of the Cold War in Europe, Piers Ludlow 7. The United Kingdom: Divided Counsels, Global Concerns, Patrick Salmon Part IV: Central and Eastern Europe React 8. Pivots in Poland's Response to German Unification, Gregory Domber 9. Germany's Unification, Its Eastern Neighbors, and European Security, Vojtech Mastny.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138960909 20161024
This book provides a multinational history of German reunification based on empirical work by leading scholars. The reunification of Germany in 1989-90 was one of the most unexpected and momentous events of the twentieth century. Embedded within the wider process of the end of the Cold War, it contributed decisively to the dramatic changes that followed: the end of the division of Europe, the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the origins of NATO's eastward expansion and, not least, the creation of the European Union. Based on the wealth of evidence that has become available from many countries involved, and relying on the most recent historiography, this collection takes into account the complex interaction of multinational processes that were instrumental in shaping German reunification in the pivotal years 1989-90. The volume brings together renowned international scholars whose recent works, based on their research in multiple languages and sources, have contributed significantly to the history of the end of the Cold War and of German reunification. The resulting volume represents an important contribution to our knowledge and understanding of a significant chapter in recent history. This book will be of much interest to students of German politics, Cold war history, international and multinational history and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138960909 20161024
Green Library
HISTORY-231A-01, HISTORY-431A-01, POLISCI-216A-01, POLISCI-416A-01
xxviii, 689 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Europe in 1450
  • Empires, 1453-1648
  • Successions, 1649-1755
  • Revolutions, 1756-1813
  • Emancipations, 1814-66
  • Unifications, 1867-1916
  • Utopias, 1917-44
  • Partitions, 1945-73
  • Democracies, 1974-2011.
If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls the core of Europe controls the entire continent, and whoever controls all of Europe can dominate the world. Over the past five centuries, a rotating cast of kings and conquerors, presidents and dictators have set their sights on the European heartland, desperate to seize this pivotal area or at least prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. From Charles V and Napoleon to Bismarck and Cromwell, from Hitler and Stalin to Roosevelt and Gorbachev, nearly all the key power players of modern history have staked their titanic visions on this vital swath of land. In Europe, prizewinning historian Brendan Simms presents an authoritative account of the past half-millennium of European history, demonstrating how the battle for mastery there has shaped the modern world. Beginning in 1453, when the collapse of the Byzantine Empire laid Europe open to Ottoman incursion and prompted the dramatic expansion of the Holy Roman Empire, Simms leads readers through the epic struggle for the heart of Europe. Stretching from the Low Countries through Germany and into the North Italian plain, this relatively compact zone has historically been the richest and most productive on earth. For hundreds of years, its crucial strategic importance stoked a seemingly unending series of conflicts, from the English Civil War to the French Revolution to the appalling world wars of the 20th century. But when Europe is in harmony, Simms shows, the entire world benefits--a lesson that current leaders would do well to remember. A bold and compelling work by a renowned scholar, Europe integrates religion, politics, military strategy, and international relations to show how history--and Western civilization itself--was forged in the crucible of Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465013333 20160612
Green Library
HISTORY-231A-01, HISTORY-431A-01, POLISCI-216A-01, POLISCI-416A-01
xxxvii, 261 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of abbreviations and common terms
  • Introduction: the plans of the Warsaw Pact and NATO / Jan Hoffenaar and Dieter Krüger
  • Strategic problems and the central sector, 1948-1968: an overview / Lawrence S. Kaplan
  • Aims and realities: NATO's forward defense and the operational planning level at NORTHAG / Bruno Thoss
  • Soviet and Warsaw Pact military strategy from Stalin to Brezhnev: the transformation from "strategic defense" to "unlimited nuclear war, " 1945-1968 / Matthias Uhl
  • Waiting to be kissed? NATO, NORTHAG, and intelligence / Richard J. Aldrich
  • East German military intelligence for the Warsaw Pact in the central sector / Jan Hoffenaar
  • Waste and confusion? NATO logistics from the Dutch perspective / Herman Roozenbeek
  • The logistics system of the Soviet and Warsaw Pact armed forces in the 1950s and 1960s / Dimitri N. Filippovych
  • Soviet Union military planning, 1948-1968 / Viktor Gavrilov
  • War games in Europe: the U.S. Army experiments with atomic doctrine / Donald A. Carter
  • Fighting for the heart of Germany: German I Corps and NATO's plans for the defense of the north German plain in the 1960s / Helmut Hammerich
  • The German Democratic Republic / Torsten Diedrich
  • The British Army of the Rhine and defense plans for Germany, 1945-1955 / Robert Evans
  • The Dutch contribution to the defense of the central sector / Jan Hoffenaar
  • Concluding remarks: warfare in the central sector / Gregory W. Pedlow.
While scholarship abounds on the diplomatic and security aspects of the Cold War, very little attention has been paid to military planning at the operational level. In " Blueprints for Battle, " experts from Russia, the United States, and Europe address this dearth by closely examining the military planning of NATO and Warsaw Pact member nations from the end of World War II to the beginning of detente. Informed by material from recently opened archives, this collection investigates the perceptions and actions of the rival coalitions, exploring the challenges presented by nuclear technology, examining how military commanders' perceptions changed from the 1950s to the 1960s, and discussing logistical coordination among allied states. The result is a detailed study that offers much-needed new perspectives on the military aspects of the early Cold War.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813139821 20160610
Green Library
HISTORY-231A-01, HISTORY-431A-01, POLISCI-216A-01, POLISCI-416A-01
ix, 310 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: New Perspectives on the Cold War Alliances: Threat Perceptions and War Planning "Vojtech Mastny "1. Imagining War in Europe: Soviet Strategic Planning "Vojtech Mastny "2. Storming on to Paris: The 1961 "Buria" Exercise and the Planned Solution of the Berlin Crisis "Matthias Uhl "3. War Plans under Stalin and Khrushchev: The Czechoslovak Pivot "Petr Lunak "4. The Warsaw Pact's Special Target: Planning the Seizure of Denmark "Frede P. Jensen "5. The Other Side of Detente: US Quest for Limited Nuclear Options, 1969--1974 "William Burr "6. Silent Allies and Hostile Neutrals: Nonaligned States in the Cold War: The Politics of Alliance Management "Wilhelm Agrell "7. The Politics of Military Planning: Evolution of NATO's Strategy "Andreas Wenger "8. Alliance of Democracies and Nuclear Deterrence "Beatrice Heuser "9. Securing Small-State Interests: Norway in NATO "Kjell Inge Bjerga and Kjetil Skogrand "10. How Strong Was the "Weakest Link"? Danish Security Policy Reconsidered "Jonathan Agger and Trine Engholm Michelsen "11. To Defend or Not to Defend: Drawing the Line in the Netherlands "Jan Hoffenaar "12. Arrogant and Unilateralist: McNamara, Vietnam, and the Defense of Europe "Lawrence S. Kaplan".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415390613 20160527
This essential new volume reviews the threat perceptions, military doctrines, and war plans of both the NATO alliance and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, as well as the position of the neutrals, from the post-Cold War perspective. Based on previously unknown archival evidence from both East and West, the 12 essays in the book focus on the potential European battlefield rather than the strategic competition between the superpowers. They present conclusions about the nature of the Soviet threat that previously could only be speculated about and analyze the interaction between military matters and politics in the alliance management on both sides, with implications for the present crisis of the Western alliance. This new book will be of much interest for students of the Cold War, strategic history and international relations history, as well as all military colleges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415390613 20160527
Green Library
HISTORY-231A-01, HISTORY-431A-01, POLISCI-216A-01, POLISCI-416A-01
xv, 352 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
The Cold War dominated the world political arena for forty-five years. Focusing on the international system and on events in all parts of the globe, Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter have brought together a truly international collection of articles that provide a fresh and comprehensive analysis of the origins of the Cold War. Moving beyond earlier controversies, this edited collection focuses on the interaction between geopolitics and threat perception, technology and strategy, ideology and social reconstruction, national economic reform and patterns of international trade, and decolonization and national liberation. The editors also consider how and why the Cold War spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and how groups, classes and elites used the Cold War to further their own interests. This second edition brings the collection right up to date, including the newest research from the Communist side of the Cold War and the most recent debates on culture, race and intelligence. Also included is a completely new section dealing with the Cold War crises in Iran, Turkey and Greece and a guide to further reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415341103 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-231A-01, HISTORY-431A-01, POLISCI-216A-01, POLISCI-416A-01
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  • Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Western Europe between Soviet Threat and American Guarantee NATO's Nuclear Strategy: Compromises British Strategy: Inter-dependence French Strategy: Independence The Federal Republic of Germany: Consultation Projects for a European Nuclear Force Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333673652 20160528
Containing the histories (from 1945 to the present) of the nuclear strategies of NATO, Britain and France, and of the defence preferences of the FRG (West Germany), this book shows how strategies were functions of a perceived Soviet threat and an American 'nuclear guarantee'. There were three options for West Europeans: a compromise with differing American needs in NATO, pursued by Britain and the FRG; national nuclear forces, developed by Britain and France; and projects for an independent European nuclear force. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312174989 20160527
This book provides brief histories of the nuclear strategies of NATO as a whole, and of Britain and France, as well as the defence preferences of the FRG (West Germany), from the beginning of the Cold War. These are explained in relation to the perceived Soviet threat, and European perceptions of the reliability of the American 'nuclear guarantee'. Parallel and comparative analyses of these strategies show that once America was vulnerable to Soviet nuclear reprisals, American strategic preferences differed fundamentally from those of the Europeans, and that Britain and France mainly for this reason felt the need for nuclear forces of their own. This option was unavailable to the FRG, although it long pursued, together with the French and the Italians, the project of an independent European nuclear force. The convergence of European strategic needs is demonstrated, which accounts for other projects for and forms of European nuclear cooperation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333673652 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-231A-01, HISTORY-431A-01, POLISCI-216A-01, POLISCI-416A-01