'...one of the best books on this period of history that I have read.'
Sergei Khrushchev (son of Nikita Khrushchev), Brown University, Rhode Island, USA
'...a valuable contribution to the historiography of this critical cold war period and suggests a way for scholars to explore the dynamic relationships between the major figures of the period.'
Laura Madokoro, The International History Review
'Dr Newman's lucid and thoroughly-researched account sheds significant new light on the role of Harold Macmillan in developing East-West detente in the late 1950s. She provides us with a much fuller picture than those who see the Cold War principally through the lens of Superpower relations.'
Prof. John W. Young, University of Nottingham, UK
'Dr Newman boldly suggests that in the late 1950s Khrushchev and Macmillan
both believed there was a real opportunity to open talks on the German
question. When these failed the Cold War continued. Only with access to
ex-Soviet archives and a nuanced understanding of Macmillan's aims, can
readers appreciate that lost moment in recent history.'
Prof. Anita Prazmowska, LSE, UK