Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-8108-5605-9 • Hardback • November 2014 • $170.00 • (£131.00)
978-1-4422-4215-9 • eBook • November 2014 • $153.00 • (£119.00)
Martin H. Folly is senior lecturer in U.S. and international history at Brunel University, London, England. He is an expert in U.S. foreign policy in the 1930s, World War II, and the Cold War.
Editor’s Foreword, Jon Woronoff
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix A Presidents, Secretaries of State and National Security Advisors
Appendix B Directors of Central Intelligence
Appendix C Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Appendix D Major Ambassadorships
About the Author
Folly, author of similar historical dictionaries dealing with US diplomacy during WW I and WW II, has compiled this latest volume in the publisher's 'Historical Dictionaries of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations' series. This single volume contains over 900 entries related to Cold War diplomacy from 1945–1991. Readers will find a detailed chronology of the key events, a historical essay, and four appendixes presenting information on key political and intelligence figures from the period. The entries in are alphabetical order with cross-references to related entries. A bibliographic essay introduces the extensive bibliography organized topically, which allows readers to find relevant materials with ease. This work will benefit students and researchers who need concise information about events, places, individuals, and other subjects related to the Cold War and US diplomatic activities during the period. . . .This reference work is recommended for public or academic libraries that maintain collections on political, diplomatic, and international issues. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates through faculty; general readers.
— Choice Reviews
[T]his is a hugely useful work and a remarkable achievement for a single-authored volume. It is certainly a book that I will be returning to repeatedly for precise and detailed explanations of crucial elements of American diplomacy in the Cold War era.
— Reviews in History