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The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War by J. Swift

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War
The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War
J. Swift
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Palgrave Macmillan; 2003 edition (October 30, 2003)
120 pages
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A historical atlas must depict complex issues in a manner immediately accessible to the reader. The Cold War has long needed such an atlas. With easily understood maps and text, this atlas meets this demand. Not only are the obvious issues addressed, such as Cuba, Berlin and so on, but the author also presents themes such as cultural issues and détente to the reader, presenting the Cold War in all its complexities in a form which is useful and understandable.
  • Kulafyn
I was looking for a good atlas to have my students use in my American Foreign Policy class. They would have used this in conjunction with a book of documents and an analytical narrative. The perfect three-book combo, I had hoped. I was so disappointed when I received this book that I just didn't even assign it... nor did I even copy out a single map to share with my students. It is not in color (okay, well, green, black, and white), and the maps are woefully lacking in anything that a professor would be looking for. There is a great need out there for such a book, an atlas of the Cold War world.... but this ain't it. Steer clear.
  • Anarawield
This is a very well written, accurate Historical Atlas of the Cold War. It features 50 maps, each with a clear. concise, one page synopsis of the events depicted on the maps. The book serves as a useful history for the Cold War period. It is organized in the Table of Contents by 'Maps", 1 through 50, page numbers are not needed. Page numbers are used in the index. A recommended text for those interested in the Cold War.
  • Bedy
This book is really not a good book to learn about the cold war. The book is poorly put together and it has no page number so that you can look up a topic from the index. Swift's book in my opinion tells about the Cold War vaguely and really don't go into details. Some topics are useful but many topics in this book are very vague. I'm also dissapointed in the maps that Swift has in this book all maps are just in two colors that can hardly be of any help because the colors are almost the same really can't tell the colors apart.
I also bought this book to learn more about Reagan's Star War's program, but Swift only talks about Reagan's early administration , the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, the Iran Contra Affair and the infamous run in with Libya's president Qadhafi.
I still use the book and a reference but now i have to buy another book that details all the events of the cold war in more detail. I think this book is a good reference for people who want to start out leaning about the cold war. This book is more as a supplementary tool to the more comprehensive texts as the preface points out. Like I said good book for first timers.