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Author Service, Robert (1947-....). Author.
Title The end of the Cold War: 1985-1991 [downloadable audiobook] / Robert Service
Publisher [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Edition Unabridged
Descript 1 online resource (1 audio file (1320 min.)) : digital
Note Digital content provided by hoopla
Performer(S) Read by Ralph Lister
Summary The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician had foreseen that an epoch defined by games of irreconcilable one-upmanship between the world's most heavily armed superpowers would end in their lifetimes. Under the long, forbidding shadow of the Cold War, even the smallest miscalculation from either side could result in catastrophe. Everything changed in March 1985, when Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union. Just four years later, the Cold War and the arms competition was over. The USSR and the US had peacefully and abruptly achieved an astonishing political settlement. But it was not preordained that a global crisis of unprecedented scale could and would be averted peaceably. Drawing on new archival research, Robert Service's gripping new investigation of the final years of the Cold War - the first to give equal attention to the internal deliberations from both sides of the Iron Curtain - opens a window onto the dramatic years that would irrevocably alter the world's geopolitical landscape, and the men at their fore
Tech Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Cold War -- Diplomatic history
World politics -- 1945-1989
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1981-1989
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1985-1991
Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990
Alt Author Lister, Ralph
hoopla digital
ISBN 9781515924388
Music # MWT11621216

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