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The War's Long Shadow: The Second World War and Its Aftermath
The War's Long Shadow: The Second World War and Its Aftermath
By Bradley F. Smith
Simon & Schuster, 1986, 319 pp
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A sensible extended essay on the revolutionary and disorienting impact of World War II on the politics and societies of America, Russia, Britain and China. Mr. Smith deplores the tendency of ideologues to treat the war as if it were significant primarily as the breeding ground for the cold war.