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The Resource A failed empire : the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev, Vladislav M. Zubok ; with a new preface by the author

A failed empire : the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev, Vladislav M. Zubok ; with a new preface by the author

Label
A failed empire : the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev
Title
A failed empire
Title remainder
the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev
Statement of responsibility
Vladislav M. Zubok ; with a new preface by the author
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this widely praised book, Vladislav Zubok argues that Western interpretations of the Cold War have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness. Explaining the interests, aspirations, illusions, fears, and misperceptions of the Kremlin leaders and Soviet elites, Zubok offers a Soviet perspective on the greatest standoff of the twentieth century. Using recently declassified Politburo records, ciphered telegrams, diaries, and taped conversations, among other sources, Zubok offers the first work in English to cover the entire Cold War from the Soviet side. A Failed Empire provides a history quite different from those written by the Western victors. In a new preface for this edition, the author adds to our understanding of today's events in Russia, including who the new players are and how their policies will affect the state of the world in the twenty-first century."--Book cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zubok, V. M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Cold War history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Cold War
Label
A failed empire : the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev, Vladislav M. Zubok ; with a new preface by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-453) 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
The Soviet people and Stalin between war and peace, 1945 -- Stalin's road to the Cold War, 1945-1948 -- Stalemate in Germany, 1945-1953 -- Kremlin politics and "peaceful coexistence," 1953-1957 -- The nuclear education of Khrushchev, 1953-1963 -- The Soviet home front : first cracks, 1953-1968 -- Brezhnev and the road to détente, 1965-1972 -- Détente's decline and Soviet overreach, 1973-1979 -- The old Guard's exit, 1980-1987 -- Gorbachev and the end of Soviet power, 1988-1991
Control code
ocn261173705
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 467 p.
Isbn
9780807859582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A failed empire : the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev, Vladislav M. Zubok ; with a new preface by the author
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-453) 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
The Soviet people and Stalin between war and peace, 1945 -- Stalin's road to the Cold War, 1945-1948 -- Stalemate in Germany, 1945-1953 -- Kremlin politics and "peaceful coexistence," 1953-1957 -- The nuclear education of Khrushchev, 1953-1963 -- The Soviet home front : first cracks, 1953-1968 -- Brezhnev and the road to détente, 1965-1972 -- Détente's decline and Soviet overreach, 1973-1979 -- The old Guard's exit, 1980-1987 -- Gorbachev and the end of Soviet power, 1988-1991
Control code
ocn261173705
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 467 p.
Isbn
9780807859582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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