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    Walter LaFeber's "America, Russia, and the Cold War 1945-1990"

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    A 7 page paper which examines and reviews the book "America, Russia, and the Cold War 1945-1990" by Walter LaFeber. The paper discusses some of LaFeber's points, and also discusses where some of his weak points are. No additional sources cited.

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    Now that that part of history is gone it becomes a fascinating topic for historians, politicians, scholars, economists, and many other academics to pursue. In one particular examination of the  relations between Russians and Americans and the Cold War, "America, Russia, and the Cold War 1945-1990" by Walter LaFeber, we have a somewhat concise examination as it takes us from  the beginning of the Cold War to the end. It is a book which discusses many aspects of the war, and also one which apparently ignores other aspects of the  war. In the following paper we examine the main points and arguments present in the book and then discuss what may be missing from the text. Main Points  and Arguments LaFebers book presents us with many intriguing points and arguments, easily far too numerous to cover adequately herein. Bearing in mind the limited space, and also bearing in  mind that this paper is intended to be a tutorial and not provide answers, we focus on a few of LaFebers chapters, illustrating some of the important events, and the  arguments presented by LaFeber. It may well be that one of LaFebers main points is that history will, in one way or another, repeat itself. In his introduction the  student can find information which alludes to this theory as LaFeber presents us with the burden of history. One of the burdens of history is that people will look to  the past, learn of their enemies, and rely on old ways to establish a foundation for new ways of approach. This is the way of history. Mankind will look to  the past for battle strategies that worked, or did not work. They will rely on the historical information of an enemy and approach the enemy with such knowledge as a 

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