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The Cold War
Gavin, Francis J.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. ; London : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.
Physical Description:
2 volumes (xv, 964 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 29 cm.
v. 1. 1918-1963 -- v. 2. 1964-1992.
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D843 .C57725 2001 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
D843 .C57725 2001 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

These are the first volumes in a series that will consist of some 50 titles on issues and events that defined the past century and continue to be relevant today. Content consists of articles from the New York Times. The Cold War is arranged in two volumes covering from 1918 to1963 and 1964 to 1992 and nine parts. Part 4, "The Eisenhower Period," to take one example, reprints almost 60 articles, beginning with a January 16, 1953, report on President Truman's official farewell and ending with a July 16, 1958, report on Eisenhower's dispatch of marines to Lebanon. Included among the articles are some opinion columns, book reviews, and full-text documents such as Eisenhower's farewell address. The Gay Rights Movement is arranged in nine parts that reflect the concerns of gay men and lesbians (e.g., "The Impact of AIDS," "Redefining the Family") and then chronologically within these sections, from 1927 to 2000. The volume includes a number of reviews of books, films, and plays; many opinion columns; photos; and several long articles, such as a March 28, 1971, report on the Daughters of Belitis. The articles in both works, including the headlines and subheadlines, have been electronically reformatted for ease in reading. The Subject Index and Byline Index in each work are extensive and accurate. Although encyclopedias and compilations of journal articles are available on both subjects, the value of these sources will be the longer view and changing perspectives they provide. Students may depend on online sources for information on recent events, but these print resources will be useful for retrospective newspaper research at the high-school and college levels.

Library Journal Review

The Cold War was a period of great tension and activity. One way to get a feel for the ebb and flow of events is to read the newspaper articles of the time. The articles in this two-volume collection, all from the New York Times, which is generally regarded as the newspaper of record for the United States, can be considered primary historical documents. The first two parts cover the origins of the Cold War, which coincided with the growing power of the United States and U.S.S.R. (1918-47). The remaining seven sections are arranged by broad subject category (e.g., great crises, dtente, Vietnam). Within each section, the articles are arranged in chronological order. Also included are the texts of selected speeches, declarations, and other documents. Although international affairs naturally predominate, some articles focus on internal issues. The book includes maps, photographs, and tables, along with subject and byline indexes. Already published in this series is a collection on the gay rights movement (The Gay Rights Movement, LJ 5/15/01), with forthcoming collections on political censorship and the Balkans. The title under review is certainly easier to use than the massive New York Times print index and is suitable for the circulating collections of public and academic libraries, especially those that do not have the microfilm collection of this newspaper. Daniel K. Blewett, Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.