By Lee Edwards,Elizabeth Edwards Spalding
In A short background of the chilly War, exotic students Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding recount the pivotal occasions of this protracted fight and clarify the concepts that finally resulted in victory for freedom. They examine the advance and implementation of containment, détente, and eventually President Reagan's philosophy: "they lose, we win." The chilly struggle teaches very important classes approximately statecraft and America's fundamental position within the world.
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