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Cold War

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The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain ...

Lewis Addison Armistead

Lewis Addison Armistead (1817–63)   Quick reference

Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Lewis Addison Armistead 1817 – 63 American army officer Give them the cold steel, boys! during the American Civil War, 1863; attributed Give them the cold steel ...

Lewis Addison Armistead

Lewis Addison Armistead (1817–63)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...Lewis Addison Armistead 1817 – 63 American Confederate army officer Give them the cold steel, boys! during the American Civil War, 1863 attributed Give them the cold ...

John Updike

John Updike (1932–2009)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...John Updike 1932 – 2009 American novelist and short-story writer Without the cold war, what's the point of being an American? Rabbit at Rest (1990) pt. 3 Without the cold war point of being an ...

Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch (1870–1965)   Quick reference

Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 American financier and presidential adviser We are today in the midst of a cold war. ‘cold war’ was suggested to him by H. B. Swope, former editor of the New York World speech to South Carolina Legislature, 16 April 1947 cold war cold war To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am. in Newsweek 29 August 1955 old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. Meyer...

John Le Carré

John Le Carré (1931)   Reference library

Brewer's Famous Quotations

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... The Independent (19 January 1998). In Keep Taking the Tabloids (1983), Fritz Spiegl noted these much earlier headline uses: ‘Explorer comes in from cold’, ‘Stranger who flew in from the cold’, ‘Spy who came in from the Cold War’, ‘Dartmoor sheep come in from the cold’, ‘Quarter that came in from the cold...

Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch (1870–1965)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 American financier and presidential adviser , especially to Franklin roosevelt in the Second World War We are today in the midst of a cold war. ‘cold war’ was suggested to him by H. B. swope , former editor of the New York World speech to South Carolina Legislature 16 April 1947 cold war cold war To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am. in Newsweek 29 August 1955 old age always fifteen years old age always fifteen years always fifteen years older Vote for the man who promises least;...

John le Carré

John le Carré (1931– )   Quick reference

Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...place from which to watch the world. The Honourable Schoolboy (1977) It's easy to forget what intelligence consists of: luck and speculation. Here and there a windfall, here and there a scoop. The Looking-Glass War (1965) The spy who came in from the cold. title of novel (1963) spy who came in from the cold spy who came in from the ...

John le Carré

John le Carré (1931– )   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...It's easy to forget what intelligence consists of: luck, and speculation. Here and there a windfall, here and there a scoop. The Looking-Glass War (1965) pt. 2, ch. 9 what intelligence consists of luck , and speculation luck, and speculation Here and there a windfall here and there a scoop The spy who came in from the cold. title of novel (1963) spy who came in from the cold spy who came in from the ...

John le Carré

John le Carré (1931– )   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Schoolboy (1977) desk is a dangerous place desk is a dangerous place Do you know what love is? I'll tell you: it is whatever you can still betray. The Looking Glass War (1965), spoken by Haldane Do you know what love is whatever you can still betray The spy who came in from the cold. title of novel (1963) set in the Cold War spy who came in from the cold spy who came in from the cold He gives his trust slowly and with the greatest care. And he is ready at any time to take it back. of Alec guinness , who played George Smiley in Daily Telegraph 7...

Alan Turing

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...the concept of a theoretical computing machine, a key step in the development of the first computer, and carried out important code-breaking work in the Second World War. He also investigated artificial intelligence We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge. A. P. Hodges Alan Turing: the Enigma (1983) brain has the consistency consistency of cold ...

Bernard Baruch

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...– we are today in the midst of a cold war. The final phrase describes any tension between powers, short of all-out war, but specifically that between the Soviet Union and the West following the Second World War. In this latter sense it was popularized by Baruch, the American financier and Presidential adviser in a speech in South Carolina (16 April 1947). A year later he was able to note a worsening of the situation to the extent that he could tell the Senate War Investigating Committee: ‘We are in the midst of a cold war which is getting warmer.’ The phrase...

Al Michaels

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...Al Michaels 1944 –   Do you believe in miracles? Yes! In a Cold War battle at Lake Placid, New York, the U.S. hockey team of rag-tag college players ousted the formidable Russians. Sportscaster Michaels' emotional broadcast inspired the title, “Miracle,” for the 2004 film on the team and the game, sometimes called the greatest upset in sports history Winter Olympics,...

Francis Fukuyama

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Francis Fukuyama 1952 –   American historian What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of man's ideological evolution and the universalism of Western liberal democracy. in Independent 20 September 1989 end of history end of ...

Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama (1952– )   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Francis Fukuyama 1952 –   American historian What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of man's ideological evolution and the universalism of Western liberal democracy. in Independent 20 September 1989 end of history end of ...

Bernard Baruch

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 American financier and presidential adviser We are today in the midst of a cold war. ‘cold war’ was suggested to him by H. B. Swope , former editor of the New York World speech to South Carolina Legislature, 16 April 1947; in New York Times 17 April 1947 in the midst of a cold war in the midst of a cold war To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am. in Newsweek 29 August 1955 old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older Vote for...

Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama (1952– )   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...Francis Fukuyama 1952 –   American historian What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of man's ideological evolution and the universalism of Western liberal democracy. in Independent 20 September 1989 end of history end of ...

Bernard Baruch

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 American financier and presidential adviser Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a cold war. speech to South Carolina Legislature 16 April 1947; the expression ‘cold war’ was suggested to him by H. B. Swope, former editor of the New York World midst of a cold war midst of a cold war Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. Meyer Berger New York (1960) vote for the man who promises least Vote for the man who promises least You can talk about capitalism and...

Francis Fukuyama

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...Francis Fukuyama 1952 –   American historian What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of man's ideological evolution and the universalism of Western liberal democracy. in Independent 20 September 1989 end of history end of ...

Bernard Baruch

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a cold war. A year earlier, Winston Churchill had announced gloomily, “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent,” speech, April 5, 1946. According to William Safire in Safire's New Political Dictionary (1993), “cold war” was coined in 1946 in a draft for a speech for Baruch by journalist and political consultant Herbert Bayard Swope but not used by Baruch until the following year. The phrase was popularized by...

Samuel Houston

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...– 1863 American politician and military leader The North is determined to preserve this Union. They are not a fiery, impulsive people as you are, for they live in colder climates. But when they begin to move in a given direction…they move with the steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche. in 1861, warning the people of Texas against secession Geoffrey C. Ward The Civil War (1991) ch. 1 determined to preserve this union mighty ...

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