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 correct and much-needed old research . . . the best 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 result in 1990. How did that occur? What had prompted 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, heading off, or finishing hostilities and asks why they failed. He then illuminates how Reagan, Bush, and, in particular, Gorbachev eventually extricated themselves from the rules and mind-sets that had imprisoned their predecessors, and have been in a position to reconfigure Soviet-American family after many years of confrontation.

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