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For the soul of mankind : the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War

Author: Melvyn P Leffler
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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To the amazement of the public, pundits, and even the policymakers themselves, the ideological and political conflict that had endangered the world for half a century came to an end in 1990. How did that happen' What caused the cold war in the first place, and why did it last as long as it did' The distinguished historian Melvyn P. Leffler homes in on four crucial episodes when American and Soviet leaders considered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leffler, Melvyn P., 1945-
For the soul of mankind.
New York : Hill and Wang, 2007
(DLC) 2006102333
(OCoLC)77520607
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn P Leffler
ISBN: 9781429964098 142996409X
OCLC Number: 608113451
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 586 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The origins of the Cold War, 1945-48 : Stalin and Truman --
The chance for peace, 1953-54 : Malenkov and Eisenhower --
Retreat from Armageddon, 1962-65 : Khrushchev, Kennedy, and Johnson --
The erosion of détente, 1975-80 : Brezhnev and Carter --
The end of the Cold War, 1985-90 : Gorbachev, Reagan, and Bush.
Responsibility: Melvyn P. Leffler.

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To the amazement of the public, pundits, and even the policy-makers themselves, the ideological and political conflict that endangered the world for half a century came to an end in 1990. How did  Read more...

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