Khrushchev's Cold War

Khrushchev's Cold War

The Inside Story of An American Adversary

Book - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton and Company, ©2006.
ISBN: 9780393058093
Characteristics: 670 pages, [16] pages of plates :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Naftali, Timothy J. - Contributor


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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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