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Cold War A History Through Documents

ISBN-10: 0137612893

ISBN-13: 9780137612895

Edition: 1999

Authors: Edward H. Judge, John W. Langdon

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This comprehensive collection of over 130 carefully edited documents (speeches, treaties, statements, and articles) traces the rise and fall of the Cold War -- from its roots at Yalta and Potsdam in 1945 through the collapse of the Soviet state in 1991 -- making the great events of era come alive through the words and phrases of those who were actively involved. Set in historical context by brief introductions, the documents are arranged in chronological order, grouped into six major periods of the Cold War.KEY TOPICS: Covers The Origins of the Cold War; The Nuclear Arms Race; The U-2 Affair; The Berlin Wall; The Cuban Missile Crisis; The Korean and Vietnam Wars; The Sino-Soviet Split; The End of the Cold War. Draws selections from a variety of countries and leaders on both sides of the Iron Curtain and treats the entire Cold War as an era in world history, not just U.S. history. Precedes each document and event with a concise but thorough introduction that explains its background and significance, places it in its proper historical context, and conveys the flavor and fervor of the developments that surrounded it. For anyone interested in the history of the Cold War.
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Book details

List price: $75.60
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/2/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 263
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
The Origins Of The Cold War, 1945-1950
The Yalta Conference, February 1945
Declaration on Poland
Agreement Regarding Soviet Entry into the War Against Japan
The Potsdam Conference, July-August 1945
Excerpts from the Berlin (Potsdam) Conference Report, August 2, 1945
The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, August 1945
Statement by President Truman, August 6, 1945
Stalin's Election Speech, February 1946
Highlights of Stalin's Election Speech, February 9, 1946
Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech, March 1946
Highlights of Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech , March 5, 1946
Excerpts from Pravda 's Interview with Stalin, March 1946
The Baruch and Gromyko Plans for Control of Atomic Weapons, 1946
Speech by Bernard Baruch to the UN Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946
Draft International Agreement to Forbid the Production and Use of Atomic Weapons, Proposed by Andrei Gromyko on June 19, 1946
The Truman Doctrine, 1947
President Truman's Speech to the Nation, March 12, 1947
The Marshall Plan, 1947
Marshall 's Commencement Address at Harvard University, June 5, 1947
"The Sources of Soviet Conduct," 1947
The Sources of Soviet Conduct
The Founding of the Cominform, 1947
Manifesto Proclaiming the Cominform, October 5, 1947
Resolution of Conference of Communist Parties on Establishing the Cominform, October 5, 1947
The Communist Coup in Czechoslovakia, February 1948
Letter from President Benes to the Czechoslovak Communist Party Presidium, February 24, 1948
Reply by the Czechoslovak Communist Party Presidium to the Letter from President Benes, February 25, 1948
The Treaty of Brussels, 1948
Excerpts from the Treaty of Brussels, March 17, 1948
The Cominform Expulsion of Tito, 1948
Cominform Resolution on the Situation in Yugoslavia, June 28, 1948
The Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949
Note from Secretary of State Marshall to the Soviet Ambassador, July 6, 1948
The NATO Alliance, 1949
The Treaty of Washington (North Atlantic Treaty), April 4, 1949
Acheson on the Communist Triumph in China, 1949
Secretary of State Acheson's Letter of Transmittal for U.S. State Department "White Paper" on China, July 30, 1949
Mao Proclaims the People's Republic of China, October 1, 1949
Text of Mao's Statement Proclaiming the People's Republic of China, October 1, 1949
The Soviet-Chinese Friendship Treaty, February 1950
Communique Announcing The Soviet-Chinese Treaty, February 14, 1950
Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Aid Between the USSR and the Chinese People's Republic
The Global Confrontation, 1950-1960
McCarthy on "Communists" in the U.S. Government, 1950
Excerpts from Speech Read by Senator McCarthy to the U.S. Senate, February 20, 1950
Acheson on the American Defense Perimeter in Asia, 1950
Excerpts from Acheson's Speech to the National Press Club, January 12, 1950
NSC-68: American Cold War Strategy, 1950
Excerpts from NSC-68 (Report to the President, April 7, 1950)
The Korean War, 1950-1953
Statement by President Truman, June 27, 1950
Resolution of the United Nations Security Council, June 27, 1950
Excerpts from the Panmunjom Armistice Agreement, July 27, 1953
Dulles on "Massive Retaliation," 1954
Highlights of Dulles's Speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, January 12, 1954
The Geneva Conference, 1954
Final Declaration of the Geneva Conference, July 21, 1954
The SEATO Alliance, 1954
Highlights of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, September 8, 1954
The Warsaw Pact, 1955
The Warsaw Security Pact, May 14, 1955
Khrushchev on Peaceful Coexistence, 1956
Excerpts from Khrushchev's Report to The 20th Party Congress, February 14, 1956
Khrushchev's Secret Speech on Stalin and His Crimes, 1956
Highlights of Khrushchev's Secret Speech to the 20th Party Congress, February 25, 1956
The Hungarian Rebellion, 1956
Excerpts from Soviet Government Statement, October 30, 1956
Excerpts from Address by President Eisenhower, October 31, 1956
Hungarian Appeals for Help, November 4, 1956
Excerpts from the Proclamation of a New Hungarian Government, November 4, 1956
The Suez Crisis, 1956
Withdrawal of U.S. Support for Aswan Dam Project, July 19, 1956
Excerpts from President Eisenhower's Address, October 31, 1956 Letter from Premier Bulganin to Eisenhower, November 5, 1956
White House Statement in Reply to Bulganin's Letter, November 5, 1956
The Eisenhower Doctrine, 1957
Excerpts from Eisenhower's Message to Congress on the Middle East, January 5, 1957
Joint Congressional Resolution to Promote Peace and Stability in the Middle East, Approved by the President on March 9, 1957
Europe's Common Market: The Treaty of Rome, 1957
Excerpts from the Treaty of Rome, March 25, 1957
The Rapacki Plan, 1958
Polish Memorandum on the Rapacki Plan, February 14, 1958
Note Rejecting the Rapacki Plan, from the U.S
Ambassador to Poland to the Polish Deputy Foreign Minister, May 3, 1958
The U-2 Affair, 1960
Statement by U.S. Department of State, May 5, 1960
Statement by U.S. Department of State, May 7, 1960
Soviet Note on the U-2 Incident, May 10, 1960
Excerpts from Khrushchev's Statement at Paris, May 16, 1960
Excerpts from Eisenhower's Broadcast Address, May 25, 1960
Castro on the Cuban Revolution, 1960
Excerpts from Castro's Address to the U.N. General Assembly, September 26, 1960
Crisis And Conflict, 1961-1969
Kennedy's Inaugural Address, 1961
Excerpts from Kennedy's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
The Berlin Crisis, 1961
Kennedy 's Report to the Nation on Berlin, July 25, 1961
U.S. Note Protesting Closure of East Berlin Border, August 17, 1961
Soviet Response to the U.S. Protest, August 18, 1961
The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962
Highlights of Kennedy's Address to the Nation, October 22, 1963
Excerpts from Khrushchev's Message to Kennedy, October 26, 1962
Excerpts from Khrushchev's Message to Kennedy, October 27, 1962
Excerpt from Kennedy's Response to Khrushchev, October 27, 1962
Kennedy's "Peace Speech" at American University, June 1963
Kennedy 's Commencement Address at American University, 10 June 1963
Kennedy's Berlin Speech, June 1963: "Ich bin ein Berliner."
Excerpts from Kennedy's Speech in Berlin, June 26, 1963
The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, August 1963
Excerpts from the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, August 5, 1963
The Sino-Soviet Split, 1960-1963
Excerpts from Chinese Communist Publication "Long Live Leninism," April 1960
Excerpts from Khrushchev's Closing Remarks at the 22nd Party Congress, October 27, 1961
Excerpts from Open Letter of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party to All Soviet Communists, July 14, 1963
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, August 10, 1964
Lin Biao, "Long Live the Victory of People's War," 1965
Excerpts from "Long Live the Victory of People's War," September 3, 1965
Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War, 1965-1968
Johnson 's Speech at Johns Hopkins University, April 7, 1965
Johnson's Address to the Nation, March 31, 1968
The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, July 1968
Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, July 1, 1968
The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 1968
Statement of Czechoslovak Communist Party Presidium, August 21, 1968
Statement of Soviet News Agency (TASS), August 21, 1968
Zhou Enlai's Speech at Rumania's National Day Reception, August 23, 1968
The Brezhnev Doctrine, 1968
Excerpt from "Sovereignty and the International Obligations of Socialist Countries," Pravda, September 26, 1968
Excerpt from Brezhnev's Remarks to The Polish Party Congress, November 12, 1968
The Soviet-Chinese Border Conflict, 1969
Note from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Soviet Embassy in China, March 2, 1969
Statement by Soviet Government, March 29, 1969
The Era Of D�Tente, 1969-1979
The Nixon Doctrine, 1969
Excerpts from Nixon's Remarks at Guam, July 25, 1969
Excerpts from Nixon's Address to the Nation, November 3, 1969
The Berlin Accords, September 1971
Quadripartite Agreement on Berlin, September 3, 1971
Nixon's China Visit: The Shanghai Communique, February 1972
Excerpts from Communique Issued at Shanghai, February 27, 1972
The ABM Treaty and SALT I, 1972
Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-ballistic Missile Systems, May 26, 1972
Interim Agreement on Certain Measures with Respect to the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (SALT I), May 26, 1972
Resolution (including The Jackson Amendment) Approving Interim SALT I Agreement, September 30, 1972
The U.S. Withdrawal from Vietnam, January 1973
Nixon 's Address to the Nation, January 23, 1973
The Paris Peace Accords, January 27, 1973
The Vladivostok Summit, 1974
Agreement Concluded at Vladivostok, November 24, 1974
Excerpt from President Ford's Statement, December 2, 1974
The Jackson-Vanik Amendment
Public Law 93-618: Trade Act of 1974
Title IV-Trade Relations with Countries Not Currently Receiving Nondiscriminatory Treatment
The Helsinki Final Act, 1975
Excerpts from Declaration Signed at Helsinki, August 1, 1975
Carter on Human Rights, 1977
Carter 's Address to the United Nations, March 17, 1977
Peace Between Egypt and Israel, 1977-79
Excerpt from Sadat's Speech in Israel, November 20, 1977
Framework for Peace Agreed to at Camp David, September 17, 1978
Treaty between Egypt and Israel, March 26, 1979
The Normalization of U.S.-Chinese Relations, 1978-1979
Carter 's Statement on Opening Ties with China, December 15, 1978
Statement by the People's Republic of China
Public Law 96-8: Taiwan Relations Act, April 10, 1979
The SALT II Agreement, 1979
Treaty on the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (SALT II), June 18, 1979
The Renewal Of The Cold War, 1979-1985
The Euromissile Controversy, 1979
Brezhnev 's Condemnation of NATO's Plans, October 6, 1979
NATO Communique on "Dual Track"
Approach , December 12, 1979
The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, December 1979
Carter 's Statement on Iran and Afghanistan, December 28, 1979
Carter's Interview Concerning the Soviet Response to His Protest Note on the Invasion of Afghanistan, December 31, 1979
Brezhnev's Explanation of the Soviet Role in Afghanistan, January 12, 1980
The Carter Doctrine, January 1980
Excerpt from Carter's State of the Union Address, January 23, 1980
Reagan's Anti-Soviet Rhetoric, 1981-1983
Excerpt from President Reagan's First Press Conference, January 29, 1981
Excerpt from Reagan's "Evil Empire" Speech , March 8, 1983
Reagan's Arms Control Proposals, November 1981
Excerpt from Reagan's Address on Arms Reduction, November 18, 1981
The Polish Imposition of Martial Law, December 1981
General Jaruzelski's Radio Address, December 13, 1981
Excerpts from the Decree Imposing Martial Law
Andropov's Peace Offensive, 1982
Excerpts from Andropov's Speech on Reductions in Nuclear Missiles, December 21, 1982
Reagan's "Star Wars" Speech , 1983
Excerpts from Reagan's Televised Speech, March 23, 1983
The Nuclear Freeze Resolution, 1983
Highlights of the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Resolution Passed by the House of Representatives, May 4, 1983
The KAL 007 Incident, 1983
Statement by Secretary of State George Schultz on Soviet Downing of Korean Jetliner, September 1, 1983
The Soviet Olympic Boycott, 1984
Statement of the Soviet National Olympic Committee, May 8, 1984
The End Of The Cold War, 1985-1991
The Geneva Summit, 1985
Excerpts from Joint Soviet-American Statement on the Geneva Summit, November 21, 1985
Remarks by General Secretary Gorbachev
Remarks by President Reagan
The Reykjavik Summit, 1986
Excerpts from Gorbachev's Statement in Reykjavik, October 12, 1986
Reagan's 1987 Berlin Speech: "Tear Down This Wall."
Highlights of Reagan's Berlin Wall Speech, June 12, 1987
Gorbachev's New Thinking on International Relations
Excerpts from "New Political Thinking," from Perestroika by Mikhail Gorbachev
The INF Treaty, December 1987
Treaty on Intermediate and Shorter Range Nuclear Forces, December 8, 1987
The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan, 1988-1989
Gorbachev 's Statement on Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan, February 8, 1988
Gorbachev's UN Address, December 1988
Excerpts from Gorbachev's Speech to the United Nations, December 7, 1988
The Opening of the Berlin Wall, November 1989
Statement Allowing East Germans to Travel Abroad or Emigrate, November 9, 1989
NATO's London Declaration on the End of the Cold War, July 1990
The London Declaration, July 6, 1990
The Kohl-Gorbachev Agreement on German Unification, July 1990
Statement by Helmut Kohl, July 16, 1990
Statement by Mikhail Gorbachev, July 16, 1990
The CFE Treaty, November 1990
Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, November 19, 1990
The START Treaty, July 1991
Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, July 31, 1991
The Attempted Coup in the USSR, August 1991
Announcement on Gorbachev's Removal and Formation of Emergency Committee, August 19, 1991
Yeltsin's Call to Resist the Coup Attempt, August 19, 1991
President Bush's Statement on the Soviet Coup, August 19, 1991
Excerpts from Soviet Television Report, August 21, 1991
Gorbachev's Remarks on Returning to Moscow, August 22, 1991
Gorbachev's Resignation Speech, December 1991
Highlights of Gorbachev's Resignation Speech, December 25, 1991