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Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

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Summer 1945. V-E and V-J days signified the triumphal end of World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Peace had reached the continent, but elsewhere dozens of new nations struggled into existence, dealing the final, bloody blow to once-mighty colonial empires. The Cold War saw far more direct conflict than is supposed, as historian Michael Burleigh demonstrates in a brilliant narrative of the many, small, "hot wars" of a most pivotal era.

Burleigh's panorama captures the full spectrum of responses to the collapse of colonialism, swerving from Japan to the Philippines to Cuba and Vietnam where the United States and the Soviet Union would fight wars by proxy.

Small Wars, Faraway Places is the story of how the United States assumed leadership of the free world, a searing analysis of counterinsurgency tactics, and a reminder of the blighted legacies of empire. In the hands of such a skilled historian, the tragedy of the modern world becomes a suspenseful, truly entertaining read.

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ISBN: 9780143125952
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 608
Size: 8.45" l x 5.51" w x 1.32"
Series: N/A