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Overcoming the Cold War : a history of détente, 1950-1991

Author: Wilfried Loth
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Series: Cold War history series (Palgrave (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: This book is a major new interpretation of the Cold War and how it shaped the course of history. It looks into why the Cold War did not become more heated, and how it was finally overcome. Loth examines the containment of the Cold War, dťente, the development of cooperative security, and the changes in the Soviet bloc. He offers new information taken from Eastern and Western archives, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfried Loth
ISBN: 0333971116 9780333971116 0333794826 9780333794821
OCLC Number: 47221797
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: x, 255 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Helsinki, 1 August 1975 --
Between Neutralization and Bloc Formation --
Stalin's note offensive --
Beria and Churchill in the thaw --
Step-by-step failure --
Deescalation of the Cold War --
The spirit of Geneva --
Disarmament and reunification --
The Berlin ultimatum --
From Camp David to Paris --
Khrushchev and Kennedy --
The path to 13 August --
Fragmentary dialog --
The Cuban adventure --
Hotline and test ban agreement --
Visions Along the Way --
From Khrushchev to Brezhnev --
Vietnam war and arms race --
De Gaulle and the German question --
The Prague Spring and the Brezhnev Doctrine --
The Time of the Treaties --
Brandt's path to Moscow --
Berlin settlement and the SALT Treaty --
Detente in action --
First setbacks --
The Decline of Detente --
Jackson, Helsinki, and Angola --
From Ford to Carter --
The Vienna summit --
Detente in Europe --
The decision for Nachrustung --
Dark Times --
Afghanistan --
Carter's course change --
Reagan and the peace movement --
German-German dialog and the Polish crisis --
The end of negotiations --
The End of the East-West Conflict --
Difficult start --
Gorbachev's offensive --
Cooperation and perestroika --
The dissolution of the Soviet bloc --
Peace settlements --
Balance: Fear and the Ways of Freedom.
Series Title: Cold War history series (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: Wilfried Loth ; translated by Robert F. Hogg.
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