2 edition of The end of the Cold War? found in the catalog.
The end of the Cold War?
Alexander von Plato
Written in English
|Statement||Alexander von Plato ; translated by Edith Burley|
|Series||Palgrave studies in oral history|
|LC Classifications||DD290.29 .P566 2015|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 439 pages|
|Number of Pages||439|
|LC Control Number||2014036597|
Book Description. This book seeks to reassess the role of Europe in the end of the Cold War and the process of German unification. Much of the existing literature on the end of the Cold War has focused primarily on the role of the superpowers and on that of the US in particular. The Cold War period of – began with the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet hev was a revolutionary leader for the USSR, as he was the first to promote liberalization of the political landscape and capitalist elements into the economy (Perestroika); prior to this, the USSR had been strictly prohibiting liberal reform and.
So Soviets' paranoia about this system, which wasn't going to work, and Reagan's fantasy about this system prevented what very well could have been the . “Perhaps then the real story of the end of the Cold War is just a simple tale of how an old hard-line anti-Communist president of the United States and a young Soviet reformer discovered that.
Buy a cheap copy of At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story book by Michael R. Beschloss. The widely hailed behind-the-scenes history of the Cold War endgame--a book that brilliantly brings to life the private conversations and secret understandings that Free shipping over $/5(2). Get this from a library! The end of the Cold War. [Christine Hatt] -- Explores why the Cold War ended, including such reasons as the changing relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, economic problems, and the increase in nuclear weaponry worldwide.
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A Times [UK] Book of the Year “The denouement is well known and well told in pointillist detail [an] admirably even-handed account, which offers a compendium of the expired secrets of the White House and Kremlin.” —Wall Street Journal "The End of the Cold War [is] a massive new study of the last days of the Soviet empire British historian Robert Service examines newly released /5(51).
The Cold War is the term used to define the period between the end of World War II in and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellite states in The protatgonists in the Cold War were the West, led by the United States, and the eastern bloc, led by the Soviet Union.
The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from the end of World War II until the end of the s. Over the course of five decades, they never came to blows directly.
Rather, these two world superpowers competed in other arenas that would touch almost every corner of the globe/5(74). In this regard Robert Service's book gives great insights, being the most comprehensive and up to date account of the End of the Cold War today.
Delving mainly from Soviet and American sources the author manages to give a privileged inside Robert Service's The End of /5(39). The updated edition covers the post-cold war period too: the threat of Armageddon did not end with the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The section on “letters of last resort” is chilling. The objective set in the present work is to know and analyze the main arguments put forward by Francis Fukuyama defending his idea of the "End of History", stressing the importance of end of the Cold War and the democratic process that.
In “The End of the Cold War,’’ a massive new study of the last days of the Soviet empire, British historian Robert Service examines newly released Politburo minutes, recently available.
This timely collection of essays offers one of the first, serious efforts to examine the end of the Cold War. The book presents the thinking of leading historians, political scientists, policy analysts, and commentators from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Norway and the former Soviet Union.
Together they discuss such important issues as the origins of the Cold War, its Reviews: 1. Cold War Ronald Reagan: Intelligence and the End of the Cold War Ronald Reagan became the 40th president of the United States more than thirty years ago, and ever since he stepped down to return to California eight years later, historians, political scientists, and pundits of all stripes have debated the meaning of his presidency.
The Cold War: Containment. By the time World War II ended, most American officials agreed that the best defense against the Soviet threat was a strategy called “containment.”. Cold War ABC Book A Arms Race The Soviet Union and the United States raced to build the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon.
The nuclear scare spread throughout the world, and people feared another war would be inevitable. B Berlin Airlift Allies used planes to send those in. The End of the Cold War by Robert Service showcases the final six years or so of the Cold War Much of the first part of the book covers how we got to Mikhail Gorbachev in the USSR and The Cold War broadly.
Then he takes this panoramic view throughout the big players of Europe and the Soviet Satellite countries/5(47).
The End of History and the Last Man (), by Francis Fukuyama, is a book of political philosophy which proposes that with the ascendancy of Western liberal democracy, which occurred after the Cold War (–) and the dissolution of the Soviet Union (), humanity has reached "not just the passing of a particular period of post-war history, but the end of history as such: That is Author: Francis Fukuyama.
The End of the Cold War: review – magisterial history from Robert Service The historian chronicles how Gorbachev pulled the world back from the brink of nuclear annihilation – with.
The Butter Battle Book is a rhyming story written by Dr. was published by Random House on Janu It is an anti-war story; specifically, a parable about arms races in general, mutually assured destruction and nuclear weapons in particular.
The Butter Battle Book was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. This book was written during the Cold War era and reflects the Author: Dr.
Seuss. What was the cold war. Was it really cold. The United States feel they need to contain the Soviets in Eastern Europe. They wanted to stop the spread o. The Bush administration adeptly brokered the end of the Cold War, working closely with Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
It led the negotiations that brought the unification of East and West Germany (September ), agreement on large arms reductions in Europe (November.
The Cold War: A New History is meant chiefly, therefore, for a new generation of readers for whom the Cold War was never “current events.” I hope readers who lived through the Cold War will also find the volume useful, because as Marx once said (Groucho, not.
Washington D.C., Janu – The historic summit meetings between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and two U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, built an intensive learning process on both sides that ended the Cold War, but missed numerous other opportunities to make the world safer, according to the new book, The Last Superpower Summits, featured today in the.
"The End of the Cold War: " serves as a reminder that the hawks memory of Reagan s Soviet diplomacy is selective and, ultimately, just plain inaccurateService succeed[s] in giving the reader a comprehensive account of the meetings and debates in the years leading up to the Soviet collapse.
"Washington Post"/5(41). Robert Service talked about his book The End of the Cold War:in which he looks at the final years of the Cold War from both the U.S. and Soviet perspectives.Book Description. This collection of essays makes a significant contribution to the historiography of the end of the Cold War.
Research on the causes and consequences of the .Ronald Reagan, Intelligence and the End of the Cold War is a multimedia book and DVD recently published in November by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and the Historical Collections at the Central Intelligence Agency.
It shares declassified documents from latter years of the Cold War with a focus on relations between General.