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The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture) 1st Edition

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Shane Hamilton (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is associate professor of history at the University of Georgia, where he specializes in social and political histories of technology, capitalism, and agriculture. His book, Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy, won the Theodore Saloutos Award for Best Book in Agricultural History. He has published numerous articles and reviews in economic, agricultural, and technological history.

Sarah Phillips (Ph.D., Boston University) is associate professor of history at Boston University, where she specializes in American political history. The author of This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal, she has also written essays and articles in environmental, agricultural, and transnational history.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Bedford Series in History and Culture
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; 1 edition (January 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312677103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312677107
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Being busy living in the times analyzed in this book, I had little time to reflect on the historical context. I really enjoyed reading of the economical, social, and political times of both the Soviet Union and the United States, stressing the roles and lives of women and how they were viewed in both countries. I laughed when cook books that I had and used were quoted.
I had always been under the impression that the USA and the Soviet Union were in an arms race, when in fact The Soviet Union was also trying to match and "bury" us in agricultural production.
This book was very easy to read with very interesting original documents to prove the authors points.
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