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Author Burleigh, Michael, 1955-

Title Small wars, faraway places : global insurrection and the making of the modern world, 1945-1965 / Michael Burleigh
Published New York, New York, USA : Viking, [2013]


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Description 587 pages ; 24 cm
Contents From the halls of Montezuma to the Green Zone of Baghdad -- Japan opens Pandora's box -- Harry Truman's world -- Arab nationalism, Jewish homeland -- Some more victorious than others -- "Police action" : Korea -- "Emergency" : Malaya -- By Huk or by crook : the Philippines -- Parachute the escargot : Indochina -- Sometimes special relationship -- Hungary and Suez -- With us or against us : the Sub-continent -- Losing by winning : Algeria -- Terror and counter-terror : Kenya -- The Cold War comes to Africa -- Backyard blues : Cuba -- To the brink : the Missile Crisis -- Overreach : Vietnam -- Watershed of the American century
Summary Drawing from new archival research, prize-winning historian Michael Burleigh gives new meaning to the seminal decades of 1945 to 1965 by examining the many, largely forgotten, "hot" wars fought around the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-567) and index
Subject Low-intensity conflicts (Military science) -- History -- 20th century.
Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
World politics -- 20th century.
Cold War.
United States -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 2013017207
ISBN 9780670025459 (hardback)
0670025453 (hardback)
Other Titles Global insurrection and the making of the modern world, 1945-1965