Khrushchev's Cold War

Khrushchev's Cold War

The Inside Story of An American Adversary

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WW Norton
Nikita Khrushchev was a leader who risked war to get peace during the most dangerous years of the twentieth century. In Khrushchev's Cold War, Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali, authors of the Cuban missile crisis classic "One Hell of a Gamble," bring to life head-to-head confrontations between Khrushchev and Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Drawing from their unrivaled access to Politburo and Soviet intelligence materials, they reveal for the first time three moments when Khrushchev's inner circle restrained him from plunging the superpowers into war. Combining new insights into the Cuban crisis, startling narratives on the hot spots of Suez, Iraq, Berlin, and Southeast Asia, and vivid portraits of leaders in the developing world who challenged Moscow and Washington, Castro, Lumumba, Nasser, and Mao Khrushchev's Cold War provides one of the most gripping and authoritative studies of the crisis years of the Cold War.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on newly available Soviet documents to offer a detailed account of Soviet foreign policy and politics during the Khrushchev era.

Norton Pub
What the Kremlin wanted during the Cold War and what it was willing to do to get it.
Nikita Khrushchev was a leader who risked war to get peace during the most dangerous years of the twentieth century. In Khrushchev's Cold War, Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali, authors of the Cuban missile crisis classic "One Hell of a Gamble," bring to life head-to-head confrontations between Khrushchev and Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Drawing from their unrivaled access to Politburo and Soviet intelligence materials, they reveal for the first time three moments when Khrushchev's inner circle restrained him from plunging the superpowers into war. Combining new insights into the Cuban crisis, startling narratives on the hot spots of Suez, Iraq, Berlin, and Southeast Asia, and vivid portraits of leaders in the developing world who challenged Moscow and Washington, Castro, Lumumba, Nasser, and Mao Khrushchev's Cold War provides one of the most gripping and authoritative studies of the crisis years of the Cold War.

Book News
By the year 2003, a collection of the protocols and minutes of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from the Khrushchev era were finally fully declassified, allowing access to the debates, decisions, and desires of the Soviet leadership during this crucial era of the Cold War. Fursenko (a Russian historian and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences) and Naftali (director, Kremlin Decision-making Project, Miller Center of Public Affairs, U. of Virginia) have used this material in their attempt to recreate Premier Khrushchev's views and strategies towards the conflict with the capitalist West during a period that included the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Suez Crisis, the blockade of Berlin, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Drawing on previously unrevealed Politburo documents and Soviet intelligence materials, the authors of "One Hell of a Gamble" reassess the role of Nikita Khrushchev during Cold War confrontations with the U.S., offering new insights into the Cuban missile crisis and other events from the perspective of Khrushchev and his inner circle. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Norton, [2006]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780393058093
0393058093
Branch Call Number: 327.4707 KHRUS FURSE
Characteristics: 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Naftali, Timothy J.

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mikeyppl Oct 15, 2011

As a child of the Cold War I found this book quite interesting. It's amazing to see how Khrushchev's and Eisenhower's intentions were so often misinterpertated by one another.

The Kremlin intrigue was also quite interesting.

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