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The iron curtain : Churchill, America, and the origins of the Cold War

Author: Fraser J Harbutt
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
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1986 marks the fortieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's famous speech in Fulton, Missouri, in which he popularized the phrase "Iron Curtain". This speech, according to Fraser Harbutt, set forth the basic Western ideology of the coming East-West struggle. It was also a calculated move within, and a dramatic public definition of, the Truman administration's concurrent turn from accommodation to confrontation with  Read more...
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Harbutt, Fraser J.
Iron curtain.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)652187770
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fraser J Harbutt
ISBN: 0195038177 9780195038170 0195054229 9780195054224 9780095038171 0095038175 1423736303 9781423736301
OCLC Number: 13004709
Description: xiv, 370 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Churchill and America --
Churchill, Bolshevism, and the grand alliance --
Churchill faces postwar problems: Teheran to Yalta --
Yalta to Potsdam --
Anglo-Soviet cold war, United States-Soviet rapprochement --
Churchill and Truman --
The "Iron Curtain" --
The making of a showdown --
Confrontation --
Aftermath and conclusion.
Responsibility: Fraser J. Harbutt.
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A stimulating and important contribution to the debate about the origins of the Cold War. Times Literary Supplement

 
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