It goes into great detail to explain the dynamics of this important piece of history.
Westad is very good as well at showing how the Cold War involvement of the superpowers was entangled with decolonialization, another important theme.
Unless you are an expert in all these conflicts, you are sure to learn something from this book.
I can't say enough about this book. The author does an excellent job comparing the American and Soviet world views and then clearly and effectively analyzes how those worldviews... Read morePublished 13 months ago by P. Greene
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Odd Arne Westad, The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times (Cambridge, 2005)
This is a compelling and controversial reexamination of the... Read more
Was the Cold War an ideological battle between the US and the USSR? Or was it, by nature, a global conflict? Westad argues the latter. Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by DemaskedCrusader
In the book "The global cold war- third world interventions and the making of our times" Odd Arne Westad has written one of the most impressive and conclusive coverage's of the... Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by Macke
The author made this an unnecesarily difficult to read by using convoluted run on sentances and dancing around points instead of just stating them. Read morePublished on June 18, 2009 by David L. Landon
This is an important introduction to the topic of the Third World and the Cold War which has been gaining more study recently and deservedly so. Read morePublished on June 23, 2007 by Seth J. Frantzman
Westad presents a disturbing but comprehensive and balanced evaluation of U.S. and Soviet policies towards Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia in the 1946-1991. Read morePublished on May 14, 2007 by E. Ramsey