Essay surgeries are taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Please sign up for a time online.
For this week, please read the following articles:
- Patrick Major and Rana Mitter, ‘East is East and West is West – Towards a Comparative Socio-cultural History of the Cold War’, in Mitter and Major (eds.), Across the Blocs: Cold War Cultural and Social History (2004), 1-22.
- John Lewis Gaddis, ‘Dividing the World’ and ‘The New Cold War History: First Impressions’, in Gaddis, We Now Know: Re-thinking Cold War History (1997), 1-25 and 283-95.
- John Lewis Gaddis, ‘Epilogue: The View Back’, in Gaddis, The Cold War (2006), 259-66.
- Peter Hennessy, ‘Secrets and Mysteries: the Intelligence Picture’, in Hennessy, The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War (2002), 1-43.
Also, please have a look at these primary source documents dating from the start of the Cold War:
- Churchill, ‘Sinews of Peace’ (iron curtain speech), 5 March 1946 [audio version available through this link as well]
- George Kennan, ‘The Long Telegram’, 22 February 1946 [excerpts]
- National Security Council, ‘NSC 68’, April 1950
- 'The Novikov Telegram', September 1946 (text)
Finally, please view the documentary Atomic Cafe (1982; directed/produced by Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader & Pierce Rafferty). Our short loan collection has a VHS version you can sign out, or view it here.