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The Resource Losing our souls : the American experience in the cold war, Edward Pessen

Losing our souls : the American experience in the cold war, Edward Pessen

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Losing our souls : the American experience in the cold war
Title
Losing our souls
Title remainder
the American experience in the cold war
Statement of responsibility
Edward Pessen
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The cold war," Edward Pessen writes, "was the most unusual war the United States ever fought." It was by far the longest of all American wars, he explains, but it was not a shooting war, and it had neither a precise beginning or ending. It produced United States policies which were bold, dynamic, and unprecedented. The swiftest glance at recent events seems to establish that the United States achieved its chief objectives: amidst the debris of communism and the Soviet
  • Empire, the United States stands alone as the sole remaining superpower. Yet, Mr. Pessen asks, victory at what cost? While political observers ponder the Soviet collapse, and historians continue to debate the origins of the cold war, scarcely anyone has considered the profound changes it wrought in American society. Losing Our Souls is the first book to sum up the consequences of the cold war for Americans - the shifting ideals of our approach to international affairs
  • The building of our nuclear arsenal; the tactics used to combat "communist subversion" throughout the world and within the United States; the transformation of the American economy in response to security demands. Carefully reviewing the evidence, and writing with the authority of a distinguished historian, Mr. Pessen charges that American cold war policy has been disastrous for many of our cherished values and institutions. In a powerful indictment of American
  • Leadership, he accuses our cold war policymakers of engaging in deplorable activities and of misrepresenting them to the American people - all in the name of anticommunism. Losing Our Souls is an important book that challenges official appraisals and offers a different perspective on our cold war experience
  • empire, the United States stands alone as the sole remaining superpower. Yet, Mr. Pessen asks, victory at what cost? While political observers ponder the Soviet collapse, and historians continue to debate the origins of the cold war, scarcely anyone has considered the profound changes it wrought in American society. Losing Our Souls is the first book to sum up the consequences of the cold war for Americans - the shifting ideals of our approach to international affairs;
  • the building of our nuclear arsenal; the tactics used to combat "communist subversion" throughout the world and within the United States; the transformation of the American economy in response to security demands. Carefully reviewing the evidence, and writing with the authority of a distinguished historian, Mr. Pessen charges that American cold war policy has been disastrous for many of our cherished values and institutions. In a powerful indictment of American
  • leadership, he accuses our cold war policymakers of engaging in deplorable activities and of misrepresenting them to the American people - all in the name of anticommunism. Losing Our Souls is an important book that challenges official appraisals and offers a different perspective on our cold war experience
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DLC
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1920-1992
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Pessen, Edward
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cold War
  • Subversive activities
  • Internal security
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Losing our souls : the American experience in the cold war, Edward Pessen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
I. American Cold War Policy -- II. The Foreign Policy Principles of a Democratic Republic -- III. American Justifications for Waging the Cold War -- IV. Treating the Soviet Union as the Enemy -- V. Nuclear Bombs for Freedom -- VI. The Crusade Against 'Communist Subversion' at Home -- VII. Covert Operations Against International 'Communist Subversion' -- VIII. The Consequences of America's Cold War Policy -- Epilogue: The Legacy of the Cold War
Control code
28148115
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781566630375
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1551438
Label
Losing our souls : the American experience in the cold war, Edward Pessen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. American Cold War Policy -- II. The Foreign Policy Principles of a Democratic Republic -- III. American Justifications for Waging the Cold War -- IV. Treating the Soviet Union as the Enemy -- V. Nuclear Bombs for Freedom -- VI. The Crusade Against 'Communist Subversion' at Home -- VII. Covert Operations Against International 'Communist Subversion' -- VIII. The Consequences of America's Cold War Policy -- Epilogue: The Legacy of the Cold War
Control code
28148115
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781566630375
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1551438

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