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The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

Author: Günter Bischof; Stefan Karner; Peter Ruggenthaler
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2011, ©2010.
Series: Harvard Cold War studies book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback edition
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Günter Bischof; Stefan Karner; Peter Ruggenthaler
ISBN: 0739143050 9780739143056
OCLC Number: 719367949
Description: xii, 510 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Peter Kolář --
Introduction and historical context --
Introduction / Günter Bischof, Stefan Karner, and Peter Ruggenthaler --
The Prague Spring and the Soviet invasion in historical perspective / Mark Kramer --
Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and the "Prague Spring" --
Reforms in the Communist Party : the Prague Spring and apprehension about a Soviet invasion / Oldřich Tůma --
Soviet society in the 1960s / Vladislav Zubok --
Politburo decision-making on the Czechoslovak crisis in 1968 / Mikhail Prozumenshchikov --
The KGB and the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 : preconditions for the Soviet invasion and occupation of Czechoslovakia / Nikita Petrov --
The Moscow "negotiations" : "normalizing relations" between the Soviet leadership and the Czechoslovak delegation after the invasion / Peter Ruggenthaler and Harald Knoll --
The Great Powers and the year of crisis in 1968 --
The Johnson administration, the Vietnam War, and the American South's response to the Vietnam War / Mark Carson --
"No action" : the Johnson administration and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 / Günter Bischof --
Strategic warning : the CIA and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia / Donald P. Steury --
Defense and détente : Britain, the Soviet Union, and the 1968 Czech crisis / Saki Ruth Dockrill --
Paris and the Prague Spring / Georges-Henri Soutou --
France, Italy, the Western communists, and the Prague Spring / Alessandro Brogi --
European neighbors during the Prague Spring --
The USSR, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 / Aleksei Filitov --
Ulbricht, East Germany, and the Prague Spring / Manfred Wilke --
Hungary and the Prague Spring / Csaba Békés --
Tito, the Bloc-Free Movement, and the Prague Spring / Tvrtko Jakovina --
Austria and the end of the Prague Spring : neutrality in the crucible? / Stefan Karner and Peter Ruggenthaler --
Appendix 1: "Counterrevolution" in Prague --
Appendix 2: "We are ready at any time ... to assist the Czechoslovak people together with the armies ... of the Warsaw Pact" --
Appendix 3: "Secret" memorandum : Eugene V. Rostow to Dean Rusk, 10 May 1968 --
Appendix 4: On the results of the Warsaw Meeting of the Delegations of Communist Parties and Workers' Parties from Socialist Countries --
Appendix 5: CC urging the United States to halt "hostile U.S. media campaign" against the Soviet Union --
Appendix 6: "Secret" memorandum by Nathaniel Davis, "Czechoslovak contingencies" --
Appendix 7: Memorandum from Ambassador McGhee to the Secretary of State, 21 August 1968 --
Appendix 8: Svoboda about Dubček : "If he were to resign from his post, it would be better for all of us" --
Appendix 9: "Secret" and "top secret" Secretary of Defense staff meetings, 1968 --
Appendix 10: "U.S. propaganda strengthening NATO."
Series Title: Harvard Cold War studies book series.
Responsibility: edited by Günter Bischof, Stefan Karner, and Peter Ruggenthaler.

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