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Khrushchev's cold war : the inside story of an American adversary / Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali.

By: Fursenko, A. A.
Contributor(s): Naftali, Timothy J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Norton, c2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 670 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0393058093 (hardcover); 9780393058093.Subject(s): Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union | Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971 | Cold War | World politics -- 1945-1989DDC classification: 327.4707309/045 LOC classification: E183.8.S65 | F85 2006
Contents:
Red star ascendant -- Geneva -- Arms to Egypt -- Suez -- Twin crises -- "Khrushchey's comet" -- Coup in Iraq -- "A bone in my throat" -- Khrushchev in America -- Grand design -- The crash heard round the world -- Castro and Lumumba -- Southeast Asian test -- "He is a son of a bitch." -- Iron ring -- "The storm in Berlin is over" -- Meniscus -- "I think we will win this operation" -- Cuban missile crisis -- "Leaving fear astern" -- Legacy.
Review: "Nikita Khrushchev has long remained one of the most enigmatic leaders of the twentieth century; his motivation and decision-making process have puzzled seasoned Kremlin watchers, U.S. presidents, and a generation of historians. In Khrushchev's Cold War, a sequel to their international history of the Cuban missile crisis, Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali use new archival sources to provide a detailed and dramatic look through Soviet eyes at the most dangerous years of the Cold War. Drawing from their unrivaled access to Politburo and Soviet intelligence materials, they render a detailed account of Khrushchev's rise to power in 1955, his years at the helm of the Soviet Union, and his eventual ouster in 1964."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 549-623) and index.

Red star ascendant -- Geneva -- Arms to Egypt -- Suez -- Twin crises -- "Khrushchey's comet" -- Coup in Iraq -- "A bone in my throat" -- Khrushchev in America -- Grand design -- The crash heard round the world -- Castro and Lumumba -- Southeast Asian test -- "He is a son of a bitch." -- Iron ring -- "The storm in Berlin is over" -- Meniscus -- "I think we will win this operation" -- Cuban missile crisis -- "Leaving fear astern" -- Legacy.

"Nikita Khrushchev has long remained one of the most enigmatic leaders of the twentieth century; his motivation and decision-making process have puzzled seasoned Kremlin watchers, U.S. presidents, and a generation of historians. In Khrushchev's Cold War, a sequel to their international history of the Cuban missile crisis, Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali use new archival sources to provide a detailed and dramatic look through Soviet eyes at the most dangerous years of the Cold War. Drawing from their unrivaled access to Politburo and Soviet intelligence materials, they render a detailed account of Khrushchev's rise to power in 1955, his years at the helm of the Soviet Union, and his eventual ouster in 1964."--BOOK JACKET.

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Library Journal Review

Fursenko (Russian Academy of Sciences) and Naftali (Univ. of Virginia) go beyond their top-flight "One Hell of a Gamble," an account of the Cuban missile crisis. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Timothy Naftali, a frequent contributor to Slate and NPR, is director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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