Odd arne westad is the author of an outstanding book the global cold war on the cold war as well as other work on this important topic this book is a very ambitious attempt to produce a one volume overview of the cold war and contains a good deal of fine narrative and analysis but suffers from some structural defects. Odd arne westad fba is a norwegian historian specializing in the cold war and contemporary east asian history he is currently the st lee professor of us asia relations at harvard university teaching in the john f kennedy school of government. Odd arne westad is the s t lee professor of us asia relations at harvard university and author and editor of eleven books including the global cold war recipient of the bancroft prize and restless empire recipient of the asia society book award he lives in cambridge massachusetts. A huge single volume history of the power struggle between the us and ussr from 1945 89 is packed with detailed research and food for thought. The cold war by odd arne westad westad is critical of both sides he shows that in 1950 stalin gave the north korean leader kim il sung a licence to invade south korea and convinced an
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