Kennedy and the Berlin Wall:

Kennedy and the Berlin Wall: "A Hell of a Lot Better than a War"

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by W. R. Smyser
     
 

Kennedy and the Berlin Wall tells the full story of the Berlin Crisis that riveted international attention and brought the world to the brink of nuclear warfare as Soviet and American tanks opposed each other on the streets of Berlin. Drawing on the author's own experience as an American diplomat in Germany during the period, as well as on recently opened Soviet,

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Kennedy and the Berlin Wall tells the full story of the Berlin Crisis that riveted international attention and brought the world to the brink of nuclear warfare as Soviet and American tanks opposed each other on the streets of Berlin. Drawing on the author's own experience as an American diplomat in Germany during the period, as well as on recently opened Soviet, East German, and American archives, Smyser tells the story of how the fate of a city affected national politics as well as geopolitics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742560901
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: "Ich Bin Ein Berliner"
Chapter 2: "A Bone in My Throat"
Chapter 3: "Let the Word Go Forth"
Chapter 4: "Alas, Mr. Ambassador, We Shall Die Together"
Chapter 5: "I never Met a Man like That"
Chapter 6: "This Is the Answer!"
Chapter 7: "The East Germans Have Done Us a Favor"
Chapter 8: "I Am Not Afraid of Escalation"
Chapter 9: "The Game Continues"
Chapter 10: "We'll Talk the Problem to Death"
Chapter 11: "This May End in a Big War"
Chapter 12: "Treaties Are like Maidens and Roses"
Chapter 13: "We'll Never Have another Day like This"
Chapter 14: "Our Hope is the Ami"
Chapter 15: "We Are the People"

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