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The Cold War in Global Perspective

Edited by Philip E. Muehlenbeck

The most popular images of the Cold War in the American imagination are the domestic preparations for atomic warfare, including the stocking of backyard bomb shelters and the duck-and-cover drills in schools across the United States. The Cold War in Global Perspective seeks to extend the line of inquiry to the international engagements by soldiers, civilians, and diplomats. The series looks at the power struggles and collaborations that marked the United States’ engagement on foreign soil. These innovative books seek to combine political and cultural history, utilize previously untapped materials from foreign archives, and make significant contributions to the historiography of social and cultural aspects of the Cold War, and its continuing ramifications.

Series Editor

Philip E. Muehlenbeck is a Professorial Lecturer in History at The George Washington University. He is the author of Betting on the Africans: John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders and editor of Religion and the Cold War and Race, Ethnicity, and the Cold War .

Series Volumes

  • The Abongo Abroad: Military-Sponsored Travel in Ghana, the United States, and the World, 1959–1992 by John V. Clune (available in hardcover and ebook formats)

Authors interested in submitting proposals for consideration should contact Michael Ames at or Philip Muehlenbeck at