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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - History - 670 pages
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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, the 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 nuclear 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, Mao -- Khrushchev's Cold War provides one of the most gripping and authoritative studies of the crisis years of the Cold War.

  

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Contents

RED STAR ASCENDANT
15
GENEVA
33
ARMS TO EGYPT
57
SUEZ
83
TWIN CRISES
114
KHRUSHCHEVS COMET
138
COUP IN IRAQ
158
A BONE IN MY THROAT
185
HE IS A SON OF A BITCH
338
IRON RING
367
THE STORM IN BERLIN IS OVER
388
MENISCUS
409
I THINK WE WILL WIN THIS OPERATION
438
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS
465
LEAVING FEAR ASTERN
493
LEGACY
529

KHRUSHCHEV IN AMERICA
214
GRAND DESIGN
241
THE CRASH HEARD ROUND THE WORLD
263
CASTRO AND LUMUMBA
292
SOUTHEAST ASIAN TEST
323
Acknowledgments
547
Notes
549
Abbreviations
625
Index
626
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Timothy Naftali is an associate professor at the University of Virginia, where he directs the Presidential Recordings Program and Kremlin Decision-making Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs.

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