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Kennedy and the Berlin Wall

Author: W R Smyser
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Kennedy and the Berlin Wall tells the full story of the Berlin Crisis that riveted international attention and brought the world to the brink of nuclear warfare as Soviet and American tanks opposed each other on the streets of Berlin. Drawing on his own experience as an American diplomat in Germany during the period, as well as on recently opened archives, Smyser tells the story of how the fate of a city affected  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Fictional Work
Romans
Named Person: John F Kennedy; Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev; John F Kennedy; Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W R Smyser
ISBN: 9780742560918 0742560910 9780742560901 0742560902
OCLC Number: 505422287
Description: xv, 295 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: "Ich bin ein Berliner" --
"A bone in my throat" --
"Let the word go forth" --
"Alas, Mr. Ambassador, we shall die together" --
"I never met a man like that" --
"This is the answer!" --
"The East Germans have done us a favor" --
"I am not afraid of escalation" --
"The game continues" --
"We'll talk the problem to death" --
"This may end in a big war" --
"Treaties are like maidens and roses" --
"We'll never have another day like this" --
"Our hope is the Ami" --
"We are the people."
Responsibility: W.R. Smyser.

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Kennedy and the Berlin Wall tells the full story of the Berlin Crisis that riveted international attention and brought the world to the brink of nuclear warfare as Soviet and American tanks opposed each other on the streets of Berlin. Drawing on his own experience as an American diplomat in Germany during the period, as well as on recently opened archives, Smyser tells the story of how the fate of a city affected national politics as well as geopolitics.

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A major contribution to understanding Cold War history. Highly recommended. CHOICE Smyser uses newly-available archival documents from Washington, Moscow and other world capitals to craft a detailed Read more...

 
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