From the Cold War to a New Era: The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983-1991 / Edition 1

From the Cold War to a New Era: The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983-1991 / Edition 1

by Don Oberdorfer
     
 

An updated edition of Don Oberdorfer's acclaimed book, The Turn

First published in 1991 as The Turn, this is the gripping narrative history of the most important international development of our time—the passage of the United States and the Soviet Union from the Cold War to a new era. Don Oberdorfer makes the reader a

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Overview

An updated edition of Don Oberdorfer's acclaimed book, The Turn

First published in 1991 as The Turn, this is the gripping narrative history of the most important international development of our time—the passage of the United States and the Soviet Union from the Cold War to a new era. Don Oberdorfer makes the reader a privileged behind-the-scenes spectator as U.S. and Soviet leaders take each other's measure and slowly set about their historic task. Oberdorfer writes diplomatic history with a vital difference: extraordinary intimacy made possible by comprehensive interviews with major figures on both sides and exclusive material from a host of other sources.

Now this widely praised book is available in a new, updated paperback edition that continues the narrative up to the dramatic collapse of the Soviet Union. Replete with revealing portraits of historical personalities, as riveting as a spy thriller, this is an enthralling record of history in the making.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801859229
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
updated edition
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
1,302,944
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.17(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Don Oberdorfer was a diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Post from 1976 until his retirement in 1993. His previous book, Tet!, a history of the crucial battle of the Vietnam War, was a National Book Award finalist.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Table of Contents

Preface to the Johns Hopkins Edition9
1A Candle in the Cold15
2The EBB Tide49
3The Chernenko Interlude79
4Gorbachev Takes Command107
5High Stakes at Reykjavik155
6To the Washington Summit211
7Reagan in Red Square273
8The Revolution of 1989327
9A New Era387
10The End of the Soviet Union431
Afterword477
Acknowledgments483
Notes and Sources487
Index519

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