© 2003

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Origins of The Cold War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Swift
      Pages 8-9
    3. John Swift
      Pages 10-11
    4. John Swift
      Pages 12-13
    5. John Swift
      Pages 14-15
  3. The Outbreak of the Cold War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. John Swift
      Pages 18-19
    3. John Swift
      Pages 20-21
    4. John Swift
      Pages 22-23
    5. John Swift
      Pages 24-25
    6. John Swift
      Pages 26-27
    7. John Swift
      Pages 28-29
    8. John Swift
      Pages 30-31
    9. John Swift
      Pages 32-33
  4. The Height of the Cold War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. John Swift
      Pages 36-37

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.St Martin’s CollegeLancasterUK

About the authors

DR. JOHN SWIFT is a lecturer at St. Martin's College, Lancaster, and also an honorary research fellow at Lancaster University History Department. He is the author of Labour in Crisis: Clement Attlee and the Labour Party in Opposition, 1931-34 and Peter the Great.

Bibliographic information


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