The Resource Russia's Cold War : from the October Revolution to the fall of the wall, Jonathan Haslam

Russia's Cold War : from the October Revolution to the fall of the wall, Jonathan Haslam

Label
Russia's Cold War : from the October Revolution to the fall of the wall
Title
Russia's Cold War
Title remainder
from the October Revolution to the fall of the wall
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Haslam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The phrase 'Cold War' was coined by George Orwell in 1945 to describe the impact of the atomic bomb on world politics: 'We may be heading not for a general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity.' The Soviet Union, he wrote, was 'at once unconquerable and in a permanent state of 'cold war' with its neighbors.' But as a leading historian of Soviet foreign policy, Jonathan Haslam, makes clear in this groundbreaking book, the epoch was anything but stable, with constant wars, near-wars, and political upheavals on both sides. Whereas the Western perspective on the Cold War has been well documented by journalists and historians, the Soviet side has remained for the most part shrouded in secrecy- until now. Drawing on a vast range of recently released archives in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and Eastern Europe, this book offers a thorough and fascinating analysis of East-West relations from 1917 to 1989. Far more that merely a straightforward history of the Cold War, this book presents the first account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power: how Soviet leaders saw political and military events, what they were trying to accomplish, their miscalculations, and the ways they took advantage of Western ignorance. This book fills a significant gap in our understanding of the most important geopolitical rivalry of the twentieth century. -- Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.47009/04
Index
index present
LC call number
DK266.45
LC item number
.H37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Russia's Cold War : from the October Revolution to the fall of the wall, Jonathan Haslam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.401-508) and index
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Contents
Underlying antagonisms -- Ideology triumphant -- Cominformity -- On the offensive in Asia -- Thaw -- Sudden frost -- Taking the world to the brink -- Détente -- The impact of Vietnam -- Détente fails -- The Reagan presidency -- Down comes the wall
Control code
ocn601350026
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 523 p.
Isbn
9780300159974
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010026281
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u722250
System control number
(OCoLC)601350026

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