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The End of the Cold War, 1985-1991

Author: Robert Service
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On 26 December 1991, the hammer-and-sickle flag was lowered over the Kremlin for the last time. Just six years earlier, when Mikhail Gorbachev became general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and chose Eduard Shevardnadze as his foreign minister, the Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in world politics. Until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician foresaw that the standoff
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Service
ISBN: 9781610394994 1610394992 9781610395007 161039500X 9781610397711 1610397711
OCLC Number: 903675822
Description: xxii, 643 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ronald Reagan --
Plans for Armageddon --
The Reaganauts --
The American challenge --
Symptoms recognized, cures rejected --
Cracks in the ice : Eastern Europe --
The Soviet quarantine --
NATO and its friends --
World communism and the peace movement --
In the Soviet waiting room --
Mikhail Gorbachëv --
The Moscow reform team --
One foot on the accelerator --
To Geneva --
Presenting the Soviet package --
American rejection --
The stalled interaction --
The Strategic Defense Initiative --
The lost summer --
Summit in Reykjavik --
The month of muffled drums --
The Soviet package untied --
The big four --
Getting to know the enemy --
Sticking points --
Grinding out the treaty --
Calls to Western Europe --
Eastern Europe : perplexity and protest --
The leaving of Afghanistan --
Spokes in the wheel --
Reagan's window of departure --
The fifth man --
The other continent : Asia --
Epitaph for world communism --
Revolution in Eastern Europe --
The Malta Summit --
Redrawing the map of Europe --
The new Germany --
Baltic triangle --
The third man breaks loose --
A new world order? --
Endings --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Robert Service.

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On 26 December 1991, the hammer-and-sickle flag was lowered over the Kremlin for the last time. Just six years earlier, when Mikhail Gorbachev became general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and chose Eduard Shevardnadze as his foreign minister, the Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in world politics. Until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician foresaw that the standoff between the two superpowers--after decades of struggle over every aspect of security, politics, economics, and ideas--would end within the lifetime of the current generation. Nor was it at all obvious that the Soviet political leadership would undertake a huge internal reform of the USSR, or that the threat of a nuclear Armageddon could be peacefully wound down. Drawing on pioneering archival research, Robert Service's investigation of the final years of the Cold War pinpoints the extraordinary relationships between Ronald Reagan, Gorbachev, George Shultz, and Shevardnadze, who found ways to cooperate during times of exceptional change around the world--

"A British historian and author investigates the final years of the Cold War from both sides of the Iron Curtain, discussing the relationship between Reagan and Gorbachev whose unprecedented, historic cooperation worked against the odds to end the arms race."--

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