This book moves beyond the focus on economic considerations that was central to the work of New Left historians, examining the many other forces -- domestic politics, bureaucratic inertia, quirks of personality, and perceptions of Soviet intentions -- that influenced key decision makers in Washington.
The Cold War examines the complex arguments which divided East and West following the end of the Second World War, and analyzes its eight major phases, including: * the emergence of the Cold War * Coexistence and Detente *
Dobrynin, a close associate of U.S. presidents and Soviet premiers for 24 years, writes a first-hand account of both sides of the Cold War diplomatic struggle. "Informative, wise, even hilarious at times, with perceptive assessments of U.S. presidents."--Don Oberdorfer, diplomatic correspondent, The Washington Post.
The definitive insiders' account of the espionage warfare in Berlin from 1945 to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Reveals previously untold stories of the Berlin tunnel, critical moments of the Berlin crisis, and more. 20 illustrations.