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The Resource The End of the Cold War, 1985-1991, Robert Service

The End of the Cold War, 1985-1991, Robert Service

Label
The End of the Cold War, 1985-1991
Title
The End of the Cold War, 1985-1991
Statement of responsibility
Robert Service
Title variation
End of the Cold War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • On 26 December 1991, the hammer-and-sickle flag was lowered over the Kremlin for the last time. Just six years earlier, when Mikhail Gorbachev became general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and chose Eduard Shevardnadze as his foreign minister, the Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in world politics. Until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician foresaw that the standoff between the two superpowers--after decades of struggle over every aspect of security, politics, economics, and ideas--would end within the lifetime of the current generation. Nor was it at all obvious that the Soviet political leadership would undertake a huge internal reform of the USSR, or that the threat of a nuclear Armageddon could be peacefully wound down. Drawing on pioneering archival research, Robert Service's investigation of the final years of the Cold War pinpoints the extraordinary relationships between Ronald Reagan, Gorbachev, George Shultz, and Shevardnadze, who found ways to cooperate during times of exceptional change around the world--
  • "A British historian and author investigates the final years of the Cold War from both sides of the Iron Curtain, discussing the relationship between Reagan and Gorbachev whose unprecedented, historic cooperation worked against the odds to end the arms race."--
Summary
A British historian and author investigates the final years of the Cold War from both sides of the Iron Curtain, discussing the relationship between Reagan and Gorbachev whose unprecedented, historic cooperation worked against the odds to end the arms race
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Adapted from book jacket
  • NoveList
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457102
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Service, Robert
Dewey number
909.828
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D843
LC item number
.S429 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Unification of Germany (1990)
  • Cold war
  • World politics
  • Disarmament
  • Diplomacy
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Disarmament
  • World politics
  • Cold War
  • World politics
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The End of the Cold War, 1985-1991, Robert Service
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-622 ) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Ronald Reagan -- Plans for Armageddon -- The Reaganauts -- The American challenge -- Symptoms recognized, cures rejected -- Cracks in the ice : Eastern Europe -- The Soviet quarantine -- NATO and its friends -- World communism and the peace movement -- In the Soviet waiting room -- Mikhail Gorbachëv -- The Moscow reform team -- One foot on the accelerator -- To Geneva -- Presenting the Soviet package -- American rejection -- The stalled interaction -- The Strategic Defense Initiative -- The lost summer -- Summit in Reykjavik -- The month of muffled drums -- The Soviet package untied -- The big four -- Getting to know the enemy -- Sticking points -- Grinding out the treaty -- Calls to Western Europe -- Eastern Europe : perplexity and protest -- The leaving of Afghanistan -- Spokes in the wheel -- Reagan's window of departure -- The fifth man -- The other continent : Asia -- Epitaph for world communism -- Revolution in Eastern Europe -- The Malta Summit -- Redrawing the map of Europe -- The new Germany -- Baltic triangle -- The third man breaks loose -- A new world order? -- Endings -- Postscript
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 643 pages
Isbn
9781610397711
Lccn
2015942161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations and maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903675822
  • (OCoLC)ocn903675822
  • 555188
Label
The End of the Cold War, 1985-1991, Robert Service
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-622 ) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Ronald Reagan -- Plans for Armageddon -- The Reaganauts -- The American challenge -- Symptoms recognized, cures rejected -- Cracks in the ice : Eastern Europe -- The Soviet quarantine -- NATO and its friends -- World communism and the peace movement -- In the Soviet waiting room -- Mikhail Gorbachëv -- The Moscow reform team -- One foot on the accelerator -- To Geneva -- Presenting the Soviet package -- American rejection -- The stalled interaction -- The Strategic Defense Initiative -- The lost summer -- Summit in Reykjavik -- The month of muffled drums -- The Soviet package untied -- The big four -- Getting to know the enemy -- Sticking points -- Grinding out the treaty -- Calls to Western Europe -- Eastern Europe : perplexity and protest -- The leaving of Afghanistan -- Spokes in the wheel -- Reagan's window of departure -- The fifth man -- The other continent : Asia -- Epitaph for world communism -- Revolution in Eastern Europe -- The Malta Summit -- Redrawing the map of Europe -- The new Germany -- Baltic triangle -- The third man breaks loose -- A new world order? -- Endings -- Postscript
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 643 pages
Isbn
9781610397711
Lccn
2015942161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations and maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903675822
  • (OCoLC)ocn903675822
  • 555188

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