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The Resource The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953, Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner

The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953, Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner

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The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953
Title
The specter of communism
Title remainder
the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953
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Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner
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eng
Summary
Melvyn Leffler's succinct and important new analysis of the origins of the Cold War begins with the outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917: ideological animosity between the Soviet Union and the United States existed from the moment Lenin seized power. Leffler traces the importance of the intricate connection between America's economic development and the growth of the U.S.S.R. as the world's other great power; in focusing on how America perceived the Soviet threat to its free capitalist economy and political culture, he suggests new ways to understand the dangerous postwar confrontation we call the Cold War. Stalin's brutality, cynicism, and ideological antipathy to the West did not easily translate into a consistent revolutionary foreign policy - he oscillated between cautious defensiveness and pragmatic opportunism - and his unpredictable efforts to safeguard Soviet security and Bolshevik rule accentuated American anxieties. But U.S. policy, too, had its inconsistencies, and Leffler's insightful analysis (based on newly available Soviet records as well as American archives) gives a superb account of the interaction between the two
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1945-
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Leffler, Melvyn P.
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maps
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1943-
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Foner, Eric
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Cold War
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • United States
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The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953, Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-137) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The background, 1917-1941 -- From allies to adversaries, 1941-1947 -- Assuming Hegemony, 1947-1950 -- Limited war and global strategy, 1950-1953 -- Maps: Russian territorial losses at Brest-Litovski, 1918 -- The Civil War, 1918-1921 -- Soviet annexations, 1939-1940 -- Soviet territorial gains after World War II -- Germany after World War II: occupation zones -- East and Southeast Asia: 1948 -- The Korean War: 1950-1953
Control code
30111757
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 147 pages
Isbn
9780809015740
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
94013419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1624898
Label
The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953, Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The background, 1917-1941 -- From allies to adversaries, 1941-1947 -- Assuming Hegemony, 1947-1950 -- Limited war and global strategy, 1950-1953 -- Maps: Russian territorial losses at Brest-Litovski, 1918 -- The Civil War, 1918-1921 -- Soviet annexations, 1939-1940 -- Soviet territorial gains after World War II -- Germany after World War II: occupation zones -- East and Southeast Asia: 1948 -- The Korean War: 1950-1953
Control code
30111757
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 147 pages
Isbn
9780809015740
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
94013419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1624898

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