Subject Area: Cold War

American Aerial Covert Operations During the Early Cold War: Espionage, Paramilitary, and Early Warning Systems During the Truman and Eisenhower Administrations
2012 0-7734-4067-4
National security poses a dilemma to our democratic desire for political transparency. If the government gives away information about its covert operations then it will jeopardize national security. The paradox is that without national security agencies in a free society democracy will be threatened externally, and with them democracy is threatened internally. While this book does not resolve this dilemma it provides readers with more knowledge of this dilemma, and thereby gives them a fighting chance to work for at least its partial resolution by showing how Truman and Eisenhower utilized covert military operations to swing the tides of the early Cold War.

American Intelligence’s Employment of Former Nazis During the Early Cold War: A Revisionist History
2009 0-7734-3878-5
This work examines the history and ramifications of the employment of former Nazi intelligence officers by the American intelligence community during that critical period of the Cold War, from the fall of Berlin through the end of the Eisenhower administration.

American Labour, France and the Politics of Intervention, 1945-52 Workers and the Cold War
1999 0-7734-8232-6
From 1945, American labor unions actively sought to influence and alter the internal affairs of union organizations in other countries. France was of particular concern. The election of a Communist government looked quite likely. American labor actively intervened in the French labor movement to prevent such an eventuality and to remake it in its own image. This book asks the question why, given its incredible power, American efforts were not more successful. It explores the differing political cultures in which workers in France and the USA were steeped and which guided their outlooks and actions. The French workers' movement was devastated in this period. How culpable was American intervention? . The study uses archival material not previously examined, including personal papers, internal union letters and memos, contemporary union documents, journals, convention proceedings, memoirs, autobiographies, newspaper reportage and contemporary analyses.

Controlling Information in U.S. Occupied Germany, 1945-1949
2003 0-7734-6775-0
This study examines the role of the United States Military Government’s Information Control Division in reestablishing the German media during the post-world War II occupation of Germany. It investigates the actions taken by ICD to reestablish the media, the use of the German media as outlets for American propaganda, and the nature of ongoing ICD control over the German media.

Fifty Years of Canada-United States Defense Cooperation. The Road From Ogdensburg
1992 0-7734-9602-5
In this volume, noted scholars from both sides of the border explain the multi-faceted character of fifty years of defense cooperation. Part I begins by examining the efforts of both countries to secure the continent during WWII, then goes on to place bilateral military cooperation in the broader context of western collective defense during the Cold War. Part II looks closely at the past, present and future of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, Canada-U.S. naval cooperation and the prospects for trans-Atlantic security relations. This volume provides a rich anthology on the defense partnership which will be an invaluable tool for both the beginner and veteran scholar of Canada-U.S. relations.

Geography of War in the Post Cold War World
2001 0-7734-7626-1


Italians of Rochester, New York, Post World War II. Immigration, Prosperity, and Change
2013 0-7734-4326-6
A cogent and multi-generational recounting of the lives of major personalities and institutions that shaped the Italian American experience in Rochester, with attention to: World War II, entertainment, sports, music, educational institutions, politics, crime, marriage, and religion. The work focuses on how ethnic groups more or less successfully adapt to changing ecological circumstances.

James F. Byrnes, Lucius Clay, and American Policy in Germany, 1945-1947
2002 0-7734-7038-7
This study traces the collaboration of Secretary of State James F. Byrnes of South Carolina and General Lucius D. Clay of Georgia, Military Governor of the US Occupation Zone, in turning American policy in Germany after WWII away from a ‘peace of vengeance’ toward a more positive, reconstructionist direction. It also describes the success of German efforts to influence American policy through Clay. It concludes by examining Byrnes’s 1946 Stuttgart speech, much of which derived from a Clay cable to Washington. This vital speech is interpreted as a statement primarily directed to the Germans in the context of General Clay’s push for the establishment of a prototype German government and Byrnes’s concern over the lack of Soviet and French cooperation toward this end. This work will appeal to scholars interested in the Cold War, US diplomatic history, recent German history, and Southern history.

Peekskill, New York and the Anti-Communist Riots of 1949
2002 0-7734-7176-6
In the summer of 1949, the Cold War came to Peekskill, NY, as two proposed Paul Robeson concerts were marred by the protests of local veterans’ organizations. The protests exploded into violence as area residents joined the protest. This even provides important insights into the nature of American anti-communism in the early Cold War. The riots, and anti-communism in general, have long been portrayed as the result of political manipulation. This work suggest that it is more a rational response to local, national, and international events than it is a product of political conspiracy. This work rectifies the usual overly-simplified view by examining the cause-and-effect relationships that led to the events, within the larger context of the Cold War.

Personal Narratives of Romanian Women During the Cold War (1945-1989) Varieties of the Autobiographical Genre
2015 1-4955-0373-9
The volume focuses on a series of case studies which cover a wide range of experiences and ages. Thus, it aims to provide the reader with a relevant image of the writing of these female intellectuals and the paradox Romanian women occupied during the Cold War period. The cases discussed are relevant both for their diverse narrative formulas and for their content, including their historical meanings as well as their multidisciplinary appeal.

Political Economy of Post-Cold War Africa
1997 0-7734-8683-6
This work articulates the dominant view of the post-independence generation of Africa, an attempt to place empirical facts before rigid dogma. It examines the real questions of development that faced Africa and how they were managed from a socio-political and economic perspective. It provides a new conceptual perspective and methodological approach, because the writer does not believe that the production relations of the developed economies should be applied to states with largely underutilized factors and an undercapitalized private sector.

Role of Charismatic Leadership in Ending the Cold War: The Presidencies of Boris Yeltsin, Vaclav Havel, and Helmut Kohl
2010 0-7734-4711-3
This book modifies Weber’s conception of legitimate authority to examine the connections between charismatic authority and radical societal change. It argues that the form and duration of the emerging charismatic authority depends on both longer-term variables (the existing political system and culture) and more transient ones (a suitable leader; media influence; the international perspective; and specific events sparking radical change). The hypothesis is tested using three case studies: Yeltsin in Russia, Havel in Czechia and Kohl in Germany, primarily between 1989 and 1991.

Russian Publicistic Satire Under Glasnost. The Journalistic Feuilleton
1993 0-7734-9348-4
This study examines the significant changes that have occurred in this genre in terms of its structure, narratology and thematics during the period of glasnost. It demonstrates that the feuilletonist's position has changed decisively from that of an advocate of the status quo to an antagonist of the Soviet state, the Party and the official economic apparatus. A lengthy introduction examines the development of the journalistic feuilleton in Russia from its origins in the eighteenth century through the Soviet period. Feuilletonists whose works are analyzed in depth are Leonid Likhodeev, Lev Novozhenov, Eduard Grafov, Marina Lebedeva, Leonid Treer and Iurii Makarov. The work closes with a an appendix of annotated and translated examples which will make the text accessible to scholars in related fields. This study makes a significant contribution to understanding current Russian literature and their rich satiric tradition.

Slavs in Germany - The Sorbian Minority and the German State Since 1945
2000 0-7734-7704-7
Charts the development of the Soviet-influenced nationalities policy in the German Democratic Republic, using the internal files of the SED (Communist Party) and the Stasi to demonstrate that the German Communists, despite initial attempts by some leading figures to redress the effects of the repressive policies of the Nazi state, ultimately accepted that greater cultural autonomy e for the Sorbians ran counter to their plans for the economic and political restructuring of East German society. The GDR did, however, create Sorbian cultural institutions and the bilingual school system which have survived the upheavals of German unification in 1990.

Study of German Political-Cultural Periodicals From the Years of Allied Occupation 1945-1949
2000 0-7734-7781-0
Focusing on five journals, Aufbau, Ost und West, Der Monat, Der Ruf, and Frankfurter Hefte, it reveals the scope and nature of opinion in Germany during occupation rule and before formal division. These journals provide a representative sample of opinion on a range of subjects. Prominent among these issues are Europe, cultural and political representation, collective guilt and denazification. Some areas of enquiry, notably Third Way politics and the exploration of guilt and national history, were subsequently undervalued in the dominant historical narratives of the Cold War. With their wide range of contributors and concerns, these journals chart this intense debate, highlight the course of cultural politics in East and West, and shed light on the extent of Cold War intrusion on the post-war recovery of German thought and discourse.

U. S. Foreign Policy and Religion During the Cold War and the War on Terror
2012 0-7734-1607-2
Janicke Stramer’s book examines the use of religious rhetoric and faith as a tool to garner support for U.S. foreign policy. Stramer’s history provides case studies of the Truman administration and the George W. Bush (43) administration. In particular, Stramer examines Truman’s use of religion to develop his containment policy against “godless” communism during the Cold War and uses it as a backdrop for an analysis of how religion was applied to the Bush administration’s “War on Terror.” Using these two studies, Stramer asserts that a framework can be developed to analyze the U.S. perception of itself as a Christian democracy and how this perception has been applied to U.S. foreign policy since World War II.

U.S. Cultural Propaganda in Cold War Japan
2008 0-7734-5249-4
This study examines the efforts of United States government and affiliated non-governmental organizations to build pro-American sentiment in Japan in a critical decade in Japanese-American relations. The author challenges the portrayal of the American occupation of Japan as the success story that established Asia’s first liberal democracy.

Use of Sports to Promote the American Way of Life During the Cold War: Cultural Propaganda, 1945-1963
2008 0-7734-5074-2
This work investigates the use of sport in the first two decades of the Cold War to resist Communism by strengthening the American Way of Life. Each of the Cold War’s key players used athletics as a means of advancing political ideologies. The book also evaluates the gains and losses of minorities in this era.

Zur Frage Der Daseinfunktion Von Heinrich Böll Umstrittenem Helden
2008 0-7734-5394-6
Examines Heinrich Böll’s negative outlook toward the growth and intensification of institutionalized thinking in West Germany’s Federal Republic during the late fifties and early sixties with the extent to which Böll’s personal attitude might be reflected in the sardonic views of his artistic clown.