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The Cold War (1945–1963)

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Dickson, Paul. Sputnik: The Shock of the Century. New York: Walker, 2001.

Freedman, Lawrence. Kennedy’s Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Fried, Albert. McCarthyism: The Great American Red Scare. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Gaddis, John Lewis. The United States and the Origins of the Cold War. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

———. We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Jensen, Kenneth M. The Origins of the Cold War: The Novikov, Kennan, and Roberts “Long Telegrams” of 1946. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 1993.

McCullough, David. Truman. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Pierpaoli, Paul G., Jr. Truman and Korea: The Political Culture of the Early Cold War. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1999.

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