Russia's Cold War: From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall

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The phrase "Cold War" was coined by George Orwell in 1945 to describe the impact of the atomic bomb on world politics. Far more than merely a straightforward history of the Cold War, this book presents an account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power.

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"There are rich rewards in [the book's] fascinating insights, well balanced judgements and original, sometimes provocative arguments, which are bound to stimulate debate for years to come."--Orlando Figes, "Sunday Times"--Orlando Figes"Sunday Times" (02/20/2011)

""Russia's Cold War" is an exciting ride through post-war history.... [This] book lets off fireworks that light up many shadowy corners."--Robert Service, "Times Literary Supplement"--Robert Service"Times Literary Supplement" (07/29/2011)

"Jonathon Haslam has produced the first comprehensive account of Soviet policy between the October Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall, using an astonishing array of original materials that take readers into the heart of decision-making in Moscow and its satellites."--Michael Burleigh, "Sunday Telegraph"--Michael Burleigh"Sunday Telegraph" (02/20/2011)

"[C]omprehensive and erudite . . . Haslam has written an excellent book, one that assumes an important place in the historiography of the Cold War."--Norman M./i>--Norman M. Naimark "The Russian Review "

"Haslam's superb research puts his book in a league of its own, and it is hard to imagine it being surpassed as an account of what went on inside Russian foreign policy in this period."--Simon Heffer, "Daily Telegraph"--Simon Heffer"Daily Telegraph" (03/26/2011)

"Haslam's purpose in this impressive study is t revisit the Cold War from the Russian point of view...Haslam, while focusing on Russia, digs deep into the political background of all sides. His sources are a wide range of archival materials...and he has used them to understand the initiatives and thoughts of all the political leaders whose role in the conduct and ending of the Cold War was significant."--Harold Shukman, "Times Higher Education Supplement"--Harold Shukman"Times Higher Education" (03/17/2011)

"Both learned and provocative, Jonathan Haslam's new book sheds new light on not only Russia's Cold War but also on America's. The deep research and strong arguments will stimulate debate for years to come."--Robert Jervis, Columbia University

--Robert Jervis (04/23/2010)

"Jonathan Haslam pulls back the curtain to permit observations, many in considerable detail, of Soviet leaders' attitudes and actions during key episodes in the bipolar contest."--Charles Hill, author of "Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft, and World Order"

--Charles Hill (09/15/2010)

"A brilliant and original contribution to the literature on the Cold War. Haslam combines deep research with sharp insight to provide an illuminating account of the Soviet side of that conflict."--David Holloway, Stanford University

--David Holloway (05/19/2010)

"A brilliant survey and analysis of the Cold War . . . With verve, clarity, logic and access to the rich archives of Russia, Europe, and the US, [Haslam] has produced a definitive study that will stand for years to come."--D.J./i>--D.J. Dunn "Choice "

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Jonathan Haslam is professor of the history of international relations at the University of Cambridge, fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and a fellow of the British Academy.

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