Using recently declassified FBI and Canadian RCMP files on the Gouzenko case, author and Cold War scholar Amy Knight sheds new light on the FBI's efforts to incriminate Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White in order to discredit the Truman ...
Author: Amy Knight
Publisher: Hachette UK
On September 5, 1945, Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko severed ties with his embassy in Ottawa, Canada, reporting allegations to authorities of a Soviet espionage network in North America. His defection — the first following the end of WWII, occurring less than a month after atomic bombs exploded over Japan — sent shockwaves through Washington, London, and Ottawa. The three allies, who until weeks earlier had been aligned with the Soviets, feared that key atomic secrets had been given to Russian agents, affecting the balance of postwar power. In her riveting narrative, Amy Knight documents how Gouzenko's defection, and the events that followed it, triggered Cold War fears and altered the course of modern history. Knight sheds new light on the Gouzenko Affair, showing how J. Edgar Hoover hoped to discredit the Truman administration by incriminating U.S. government insiders Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White. She also probes Gouzenko's motives for defecting and brilliantly connects these events to the strained relations between the Soviet Union and the West that marked the beginning of the Cold War.
The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War. London: Routledge, 2014. Kalugin,
Oleg. Spymaster: My Thirty- ... How the Cold War Began: The Igor Gouzenko
Affair and the Hunt for Soviet Spies. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2007. Koivunen,
Author: Dina Fainberg
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Taken together, these sources illuminate a rich history of private and professional lives at the heart of the superpower conflict.
Soon after Kravchenko's defection and just a few days after the end of World War
II, the Military Intelligence cipher clerk Igor ... Amy Knight, How the Cold War Began: The Igor Gouzenko Affair and the Hunt for Soviet Spies (New York:
Author: Benjamin Tromly
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the United States government unleashed covert operations intended to weaken the Soviet Union. As part of these efforts, the CIA committed to supporting Russian exiles, populations uprooted either during World War Two or by the Russian Revolution decades before. No one seemed better prepared to fight in the American secret war against communism than the uprooted Russians, whom the CIA directed to carry out propaganda, espionage, and subversion operations from their home base in West Germany. Yet the American engagement of Russian exiles had unpredictable outcomes. Drawing on recently declassified and previously untapped sources, Cold War Exiles and the CIA examines how the CIA's Russian operations became entangled with the internal struggles of Russia abroad and also the espionage wars of the superpowers in divided Germany. What resulted was a transnational political sphere involving different groups of Russian exiles, American and German anti-communists, and spies operating on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Inadvertently, CIA's patronage of Russian exiles forged a complex sub-front in the wider Cold War, demonstrating the ways in which the hostilities of the Cold War played out in ancillary conflicts involving proxies and non-state actors.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on EuropePublish On: 1971
There , thus , seems in retrospect a kind of awful inevitability about the start of the
cold war in the forties . What happened in the ... The philosophical escalation of
the cold war began in the United States when President Truman felt it necessary
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe
Understanding this overreaction requires understanding the changing nature of
domestic politics in Cold War America. ... Once the Truman White House began
to move in this direction, the gates opened, and when the war began in Korea, ...
Author: Campbell Craig
Publisher: Belknap Press
In a brilliant new interpretation, Campbell Craig and Fredrik Logevall reexamine the successes and failures of America's Cold War. This provocative book lays bare the emergence of a political tradition in Washington that feeds on external dangers, real or imagined, a mindset that inflames U.S. foreign policy to this day.
The nationally significant events that turned the tide for the Union and
Confederate forces in the Civil War began in the capture of the Beaufort
Lowcountry . Likewise , the events of the Port Royal experiment and
establishment of the Penn ...
HOW THE COLD WAR BEGAN STAUGHTON LYND Staughton Lynd , an
Assistant Professor of History at Spelman College , finds the inescapable
foundations of the Soviet - American conflict in the moral - ism which underlay the
At the time the Cold War began it would not have been at all clear which was
going to prevail. To see why, track the legacies of Lenin and Wilson, both of
whom died in 1924, over the next two decades. Wilson, at the end of World War II,
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
The “dean of Cold War historians” (The New York Times) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why—from the months in 1945 when the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. went from alliance to antagonism to the barely averted holocaust of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the maneuvers of Nixon and Mao, Reagan and Gorbachev. Brilliant, accessible, almost Shakespearean in its drama, The Cold War stands as a triumphant summation of the era that, more than any other, shaped our own. Gaddis is also the author of On Grand Strategy.
Excellent for the Russian side on the origins of the Cold War is B. Ponomaryov ,
et.al. ... and he declares that the Cold War developed when American leaders became convinced that the Soviet Union would not keep its wartime agreements
Taking us from the antechambers of policymakers in Paris to the docksides of Haiphong and the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam 1946 provides the most vivid account to date of the series of events that would make Vietnam the most embattled area in ...
Author: Stein Tonnesson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Based on multiarchival research conducted over almost three decades, this landmark account tells how a few men set off a war that would lead to tragedy for millions. Stein Tønnesson was one of the first historians to delve into scores of secret French, British, and American political, military, and intelligence documents. In this fascinating account of an unfolding tragedy, he brings this research to bear to disentangle the complex web of events, actions, and mentalities that led to thirty years of war in Indochina. As the story unfolds, Tønnesson challenges some widespread misconceptions, arguing that French general Leclerc fell into a Chinese trap in March 1946, and Vietnamese general Giap into a French trap in December. Taking us from the antechambers of policymakers in Paris to the docksides of Haiphong and the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam 1946 provides the most vivid account to date of the series of events that would make Vietnam the most embattled area in the world during the Cold War period.
New research , however , has shown how deeply in error is the common view
that the Cold War began when the Soviet Union tried to take over Western
Europe in 1947 , 18 Rather , what must be recognized is that throughout the
Second 18 A ...
They were started by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev , and are being
continued by George Bush . As has happened after other , more conventional
conflicts , the peace treaty finally settling the cold war may prove elusive . Clearly
Author: William George Hyland
Category: Cold War.
Gives a history of the cold war from its start in 1938, discusses the recent changes in world politics with the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, and offers predictions for the post-cold-war era
As has happened after other , more conventional conflicts , the final peace treaty
settling the cold war has been elusive . Clearly there was a truce , but in 1989
events began to overtake diplomacy . In Eastern Europe the old guard was ...
Author: William George Hyland
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Cold War.
Examines the tense, costly fifty-year power struggle between the Communist world and the West
The origins of the Truman - Byrnes cold war began long before their Et - tu - Brute
exchange . As in the case of the international cold war the roots of the Truman -
Byrnes schism extend deep into their relationship prior to the formation of their ...
Author: University of New Mexico. Center for the American WestPublish On: 1998
The flow of Cold War refugees began when the Cold War began but increased
dramatically in the late 1950s and 1960s . As early as the 1950s , many well -
educated , middle - class Filipinos found their aspirations frustrated by economic
Author: University of New Mexico. Center for the American West
The first comprehensive survey of the Cold War's enormous impact on the environment, society, politics, culture, and economy of the American West.
Ever since the cold war began , the United States intellectual and policy - making
community has been virtually mesmerized by the doctrine of Soviet " uniqueness
. ” It has been accepted as axiomatic that the analytical techniques historically ...
How the Cold War Began and Ended Pavel Palazhchenko. work today . Later , it
also included the first episode of détente , which began under President Franklin
Roosevelt in 1933 , when Washington finally granted diplomatic recognition to ...
The cold war began , as noted , over Europe and it took time to fan out to Asia .
When the United Nations was founded in San Francisco in 1945 , the
international community consisted of fifty countries of which not more than ten
belonged to ...
Truman became President on the death of Roosevelt and the Cold War began
soon afterwards . He continued to preside over us foreign policy until the
beginning of 1953 , i.e. through over six years of Cold War . The foreign policy
INTRODUCTION ' he cold war has dominated more than a generation . Its
hostilities , preoccupations , even its jargon are part of us all . It began as the
American solution to the problems of postwar Europe , but it quickly evolved into
a full ...