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United States And The Origins Of The Cold War, 1941-1947
     

United States And The Origins Of The Cold War, 1941-1947

by John Lewis Gaddis
 

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John Lewis Gaddis' acclaimed history of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union during and immediately after World War II is now available with a new preface by the author. This book moves beyond the focus on economic considerations that was central to the work of New Left historians, examining the many other forces—domestic politics, bureaucratic inertia, quirks

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John Lewis Gaddis' acclaimed history of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union during and immediately after World War II is now available with a new preface by the author. This book moves beyond the focus on economic considerations that was central to the work of New Left historians, examining the many other forces—domestic politics, bureaucratic inertia, quirks of personality, and perceptions of Soviet intentions—that influenced key decision makers in Washington, and in doing so seeks to analyze these determinants of policy in terms of their full diversity and relative significance.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
[T]he most satisfactory post-revisionist treatment of American policy making to date.

The Daily Yomiuri
History moves fast, and it is a rare book that stays current after almost 30 years. John Gaddis's "postrevisionist" study of how the United States and Soviet Union got themselves into such sterile conflict of interests following the defeat of the Axis remains one of the best books available on this crucial period.

The New York Review of Books
An exceptionally elegant and detached example of post revisionism. (from the first edition)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231032896
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1972
Series:
Contemporary American History Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
1.06(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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John Lewis Gaddis is professor of history at Yale University

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