After being uneasy allies in World War II, the 1950s saw the United States and the Soviet Union entering the Cold War, a thirty-year conflict in which the adversaries never went into physical battle with each other but fought many proxy wars in other nations. This gripping and fast-paced book traces the Cold War through the lens of spying and code breaking by showing how advances in computer technology and mathematics kept the technology race every bit as nerve-racking as the arms race that characterized the conflict.
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Communists and capitalists united in World War II to defeat the Axis powers. But following victory in 1945 the allies became adversaries. The world's two great superpowers--the United States and Soviet Union--locked in a dramatic showdown over ideology, vision and freedom that would persist for five decades. Under the omnipresent threat of nuclear holocaust, the Cold War became the defining conflict of the twentieth century. The first of two parts, this documentary program chronicles the policy of containment, the Korean War, the domestic Red Scare, and efforts toward peaceful coexistence.
"No interruptions please," as you read about the CIA smuggling U.S. Bobsled coach, Shawn Murphy back into the Soviet Union to retrieve documents containing technology that would give Americans superior naval power. Experience thrills, chills and romance as a risky mission turns into a disaster after Murphy locates the documents but is double-crossed and becomes stranded behind the Iron Curtain with no clear plan to escape. Other twists to this fast-paced novel takes the reader from Lake Placid, New York to Langley, Virginia to Leningrad, USSR as the FBI and CIA attempt to dissolve the Mafia's connection to the Olympic sport of bobsled. It provides an astonishing connection to the sport that was hard to believe and nearly bankrupted the Bobsled organization. The CIA has a serious predicament. They can't let the Soviets capture Murphy and get the technology, but... could they afford to take a chance on another international incident? Time was evaporating. A life or death decision had to be made without permission from the proper authorities! A sequel to his first fast-pace novel, "Ice Spy," turned the turmoil surrounding the U.S. Bobsled Federation into shocking international intrigue. Associated Press reporter Chris Carola didn't know how prophetic he was when he wrote in a 1990 wire story... "The words are straight out of a spy novel: disinformation, Swiss bank accounts, rendezvous with the Russians, cash transactions that can't be traced... dangerous international activity where one wrong move can spell disaster - or death." He was referring to the turmoil surrounding the U.S. Bobsled Federation and he hit the target... dead on. Just when you think the mission has a sound plan and its presumed what comes next... another twist exposes a double agent. This action attempts to foul the plan's success. Experience thrills and chills from start to finish!
The result of a seminar conducted by the United States Institute of Peace and the Research Coordination Center of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the origins of the Cold War in 1990. This book presents the Novikov telegram, complete with Molotov's underlining and descriptions of his other markings, Kennan's telegram, and a three-part telegram on the same subject sent by the British charg? d'affaires in Moscow to the British foreign minister in 1946. It provides a unique opportunity to compare U.S., Soviet, and British thinking in the early postwar period as well as bringing forth insights into the origins of the Cold War. This revised edition includes commentaries by noted historians in diplomatic history.
An assessment of the dangers to peace in Europe since the Soviet collapse, and of the Western responses they require.
Short profiles of 121 aircraft types from the Cold War era, including combat jets, bombers and attack planes, cargo and transport carriers, as well as attack and utility helicopters.
A critical issue in the origins of the Cold War--the development of Soviet--American conflict over Eastern Europe from 1941 to 1945--is the subject of Lynn Etheridge Davis's book. Disagreeing with those writers who argue that conflict arose from the determination of the United States to obtain economic markets in Europe or from imprecise assessments of Soviet security interests, the author describes how the United States made an initial commitment to the Atlantic Charter principles in 1941, then continued to promote the creation of representative governments in Eastern Europe without clearly identifying American interests or foreseeing the consequences of these actions. Using recently released documents of the Departments of State and War, Professor Davis explains how the views of U.S. officials on postwar peace precluded approval of Soviet efforts to establish a sphere of influence in Eastern Europe through the imposition of Communist regimes. She describes how American officials interpreted Soviet actions as intent to expand into Western Europe and how the subsequent undermining of Allied cooperation around the world led to the Cold War. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
In 1950, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were arrested for allegedly passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union, an affair FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover labeled the "crime of the century." Their case became an international sensation, inspiring petitions, letters of support, newspaper editorials, and protests in countries around the world. Nevertheless, the Rosenbergs were executed after years of appeals, making them the only civilians ever put to death for conspiracy-related activities. Yet even after their executions, protests continued. The Rosenberg case quickly transformed into legend, while the media spotlight shifted to their two orphaned sons. In Executing the Rosenbergs, Lori Clune demonstrates that the Rosenberg case played a pivotal role in the world's perception of the United States. Based on newly discovered documents from the State Department, Clune narrates the widespread dissent against the Rosenberg decision in 80 cities and 48 countries. Even as the Truman and Eisenhower administrations attempted to turn the case into pro-democracy propaganda, U.S. allies and potential allies questioned whether the United States had the moral authority to win the Cold War. Meanwhile, the death of Stalin in 1953 also raised the stakes of the executions; without a clear hero and villain, the struggle between democracy and communism shifted into morally ambiguous terrain. Transcending questions of guilt or innocence, Clune weaves the case -and its aftermath -into the fabric of the Cold War, revealing its far-reaching global effects. An original approach to one of the most fascinating episodes in Cold War history, Executing the Rosenbergs broadens a quintessentially American story into a global one.
This book traces the rise and fall of Anglo-American relations with India and Pakistan from independence in the 1940s, to the 1960s.
In 1955, the United States Information Agency published a lavishly illustrated booklet called My America. Assembled ostensibly to document "the basic elements of a free dynamic society," the booklet emphasized cultural diversity, political freedom, and social mobility and made no mention of McCarthyism or the Cold War. Though hyperbolic, My America was, as Laura A. Belmonte shows, merely one of hundreds of pamphlets from this era written and distributed in an organized attempt to forge a collective defense of the "American way of life." Selling the American Way examines the context, content, and reception of U.S. propaganda during the early Cold War. Determined to protect democratic capitalism and undercut communism, U.S. information experts defined the national interest not only in geopolitical, economic, and military terms. Through radio shows, films, and publications, they also propagated a carefully constructed cultural narrative of freedom, progress, and abundance as a means of protecting national security. Not simply a one-way look at propaganda as it is produced, the book is a subtle investigation of how U.S. propaganda was received abroad and at home and how criticism of it by Congress and successive presidential administrations contributed to its modification.
Cold War: Biographies (two volumes) presents biographies of fifty men and women who participated in or were affected by the Cold War, the period in history from 1945 until 1991 that was dominated by the rivalry between the world's superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. This set profiles a diverse mix of personalities from the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Great Britain, and other regions touched by the Cold War. Detailed biographies of major Cold War figures, such as Fidel Castro, Mikhail Gorbachev, John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, and Joseph R. McCarthy are included. But Cold War: Biographies also provides biographical information on lesser-known but nonetheless important and fascinating men and women of that era. Examples include nuclear physicist Igor Kurchatov, the developer of the Soviet atomic bomb; Kim II Sung, the communist dictator of North Korea throughout the Cold War; and Condoleezza Rice, the top U.S. advisor on the Soviet Union when the Cold War ended in November 1990. Nearly 130 black-and-white photographs help illustrate the set. Numerous sidebars highlight interesting individuals and fascinating facts. Cold War: Biographies also includes cross-references, a timeline, sources for further reading, and an index. Book jacket.
An international collection featuring leading scholars which fulfils three goals. First, it explains the advent and significance of the concept of 'International Society'; second, it subjects the concept to theoretical scrutiny, both for its internal coherence and for its applicability more broadly; and third, it tackles crucial contemporary global issues, including: intervention, international security, European institutions, the environmental crisis, secessionism and the norms governing new-state recognition. It is a work of value to anyone interested in the study of international relations and contemporary events.
Presents alphabeticaly arranged reference entries on the Cold War between the United States and Russia during the late twentieth century, covering its military, social, and political aspects and its impact on other countries in the world.