President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Communism

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Manchester University Press, 2004 - History - 192 pages
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This major new study fills a significant gap in the academic literature on the Cold War by considering President Lyndon Johnson's policy towards the Soviet Union. The author examines the attitudes of Johnson and his leading advisers toward the Soviet leadership, taking into account the effects of Moscow's growing splits with Beijing, the impact on US-Soviet relations of nuclear issues, the Vietnam War, and clashes over Cuba, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

The author's research is based on detailed scrutiny of archives in Britain and the United States, as well as recently published document collections. His study also examines the President's personal leadership qualities, his mistakes in Vietnam and his success as a peacemaker with Moscow. The book constitutes a major contribution to literature on President Johnson's foreign policy 'beyond Vietnam'.

The book will be of interest to students of the Cold War, the Johnson Presidency and of US foreign relations.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Lyndon Johnson and Soviet communism
5
USSoviet relations 196369
32
Nuclear weapons
60
The Vietnam War 196366 91
66
The Vietnam War 196669
114
Cuba
134
the Six Day War and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia
154
Conclusion
179
Bibliographical note
187
Index
188
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John Dumbrell is Professor of Politics at the University of Leicester.

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