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A failed empire : the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev

Author: V M Zubok
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Series: New Cold War history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Western interpretations of the Cold War--both realist and neoconservative--have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness, argues the author. Explaining the interests, aspirations illusions, fears, and misperceptions of the Kremlin leaders and the Soviet elites, the author offers a Soviet perspective on the greatest standoff of the twentieth century.
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Zubok, V.M. (Vladislav Martinovich).
Failed empire.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608185728
Online version:
Zubok, V.M. (Vladislav Martinovich).
Failed empire.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)632058321
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: V M Zubok
ISBN: 9780807830987 0807830984 9780807859582 0807859583
OCLC Number: 86090559
Description: xvi, 467 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Soviet people and Stalin between war and peace, 1945 --
2. Stalin's road to the Cold War, 1945-1948 --
3. Stalemate in Germany, 1945-1953 --
4. Kremlin politics and "peaceful coexistence," 1953-1957 --
5. The nuclear education of Khrushchev, 1953-1963 --
6. The Soviet home front : first cracks, 1953-1968 --
7. Brezhnev and the road to détente, 1965-1972 --
8. Détente's decline and Soviet overreach, 1973-1979 --
9. The old Guard's exit, 1980-1987 --
10. Gorbachev and the end of Soviet power, 1988-1991.
Series Title: New Cold War history.
Responsibility: Vladislav M. Zubok.
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An excellent survey of Soviet foreign policy during the Cold War, one which draws on a wide range of memoirs, secondary literature, and the still-patchy archival record.--Russian Review Zubok's book Read more...

 
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