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Khrushchev's Cold War

The Inside Story of an American Adversary

Aleksandr Fursenko Timothy Naftali

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17 October 2007
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.
By:   Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   948g
ISBN:   9780393330724
ISBN 10:   0393330729
Pages:   640
Publication Date:   17 October 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

* ALEKSANDR FURSENKO, one of Russia's leading historians, is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. TIMOTHY NAFTALI is the director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. * Chosen as a Best Book of 2006 by The Economist.

Reviews for Khrushchev's Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary

Magisterial... a fascinating tour of foreign policy. Moscow Times Deeply researched... indispensable for anyone hoping to understand the Cold War's most dangerous phase, and how the world managed to survive it. The New York Times Book Review [Contains] unsettling insights into some of the most dangerous geopolitical crises of the time. The Economist ...enthralling... I find this book instructive and very dispiriting. Jonathan Mirsky, The Spectator

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