United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1947

ISBN-10: 023112239X

ISBN-13: 9780231122399

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Reprint)

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Description: John Lewis Gaddis' acclaimed history of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union during and immediately after World War II is now available with a new preface by the author. This book moves beyond the focus on economic considerations that was central to the work of New Left historians, examining the many other forces -- domestic politics, bureaucratic inertia, quirks of personality, and perceptions of Soviet intentions -- that influenced key decision makers in Washington, and in doing so seeks to analyze these determinants of policy in terms of their full diversity and relative significance.

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List price: $36.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496

John Lewis Gaddis is Robert A. Lovett Professor of History and Political Science at Yale University.

Abbreviations Used in the Footnotes
The Past as Prologue: The American Vision of the Postwar World
The Soviet Union and World Revolution: The American View, 1941-1944
Cooperating for Victory: Defeating Germany and Japan
Repression versus Rehabilitation: The Problem of Germany
Security versus Self-Determination: The Problem of Eastern Europe
Economic Relations: Lend-Lease and the Russian Loan
Victory and Transition: Harry S. Truman and the Russians
The Impotence of Omnipotence: American Diplomacy, the Atomic Bomb, and the Postwar World
Getting Tough with Russia: The Reorientation of American Policy, 1946
To the Truman Doctrine: Implementing the New Policy
Conclusion: The United States and the Origins of the Cold War
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