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Understanding the Cold War : a historian's personal reflections

Author: Adam B Ulam
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd, expanded ed.View all editions and formats
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This volume moves between detailed personal history and an assessment of the origins, events, and outcome of the Cold War. Professor Ulam describes his hometown, family, and early education, as well  Read more...

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Named Person: Adam B Ulam; Adam B Ulam
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam B Ulam
ISBN: 0765808854 9780765808851
OCLC Number: 48122759
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 410 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Transaction Edition / Paul Hollander --
Farewell to Poland --
The Ulams' Lwow --
The Last Summer --
Pre-War Poland: An Assessment --
A Polish Youth in a New Land --
The New Country; A New Life --
War Years --
A Fugitive Stays with Jozef Ulam: George Volsky's Tale --
Echoes of the Holocaust --
The Professor --
Early Harvard Years --
A Young Instructor --
Implications of the Cold War --
On Being an "Expert" --
Lenin --
Turbulent Foreign Relations --
Vietnam --
The Fall of the American University --
The Tyrant's Shadow --
Stalin --
The Surprising 70s --
Mystery Novels and The Kirov Affair --
The Curse of the Bomb --
Back to the Past with Revolutionary Fervor --
The Communist World --
Novel Uncertainties --
Poland: A Determined and Non-Violent Resistance --
Stan --
Travels Abroad --
Gorbachev and the Beginning of the End --
To the Bialowiezha Forest --
Russia Again --
Postlude --
Other Thoughts and Memories --
Ending --
Adam and His Friends / Abbott Gleason --
Review of Adam Ulam's Professional Career / Mark Kramer --
Notes on Lwow, by Julian Bussgang; family notes by JBandMU --
A Letter from John Kenneth Galbraith.
Responsibility: Adam B. Ulam.
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