For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War

For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War

Melvyn P. Leffler


"A hugely proper and much-needed old examine . . . the most effective books at the interval to were written." ―The Economist

To the amazement of the general public, pundits, or even the policymakers themselves, the ideological and political clash that endangered the realm for part a century got here to an lead to 1990. How did that take place? What had triggered the chilly battle within the first position, and why did it last up to it did? to respond to those questions, Melvyn P. Leffler houses in on 4 the most important episodes whilst American and Soviet leaders thought of modulating, averting, or finishing hostilities and asks why they failed. He then illuminates how Reagan, Bush, and, specifically, Gorbachev ultimately extricated themselves from the regulations and mind-sets that had imprisoned their predecessors, and have been in a position to reconfigure Soviet-American kin after a long time of confrontation.

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