* 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.
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