Living the Cold War

Memoirs of a British Diplomat

Author: Christopher Mallaby

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445669625

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4188


An insider's account of the Cold War as seen by a key diplomat abroad and in London. A privileged view of work that won the Cold War, written with humour and insight.

From Moscow to Cuba and Beyond

A Diplomatic Memoir of the Cold War

Author: Jeanne Sutherland

Publisher: Radcliffe Press


Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8891


The death of Stalin; the Revolution in Cuba and the beginning of the Castro regime; the assassination of President Kennedy; the Watergate Scandal; and the dawn of perestroika. Iain Sutherland enjoyed a ringside seat for all of these key moments of the 20th century, among many others. From Cuba to Moscow offers a lively and unique account of his experiences over the course of his long and fruitful diplomatic career. This culminated in the position of British Ambassador to Moscow at the tail end of the Cold War, when the Sutherlands witnessed the deaths of three Russian heads of state within four years - Brezhnev, Chernenko and Andropov - and the epoch-changing election of Gorbachev.

The Memoirs of John F. Kennedy: A Novel

Author: Donald James Lawn

Publisher: Castlefin Press LLC

ISBN: 0982906412

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

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The Memoirs of John F. Kennedy: A Novel brings to life the tantalizing possibilities of "what might have been" had JFK remained president after November 22, 1963. This book imagines an America where progressive leadership takes hold during the 1960s, where President Kennedy, after a grueling fight for his life in a Dallas hospital, survives his chest wounds and returns to the presidency. He is elected for a second term. He does not mount a ground war in Vietnam. Foreign relations with Cuba, the Soviet Union, South America, and our allies and adversaries around the world follow a very different path. This novel interweaves a two-track story. One takes place in 1963 at Parkland Medical Center and follows Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover as they cope with the explosive events of the assassination attempt while the wounded president hovers near death. The other more lighthearted fictional story-line unfolds through the eyes of Patrick Hennessey, the memoirist appointed by JFK during the approaching end of his second term in 1968. Through in-depth talks at the White House, Camp David, Hyannisport, on Air Force One, and golfing on Kennedy's private course at Glen Ora, Patrick gets to know the president as he reviews his decisions regarding the difficult path toward a peaceful resolution of world crises. This well researched alternate history will strike a chord with readers worldwide-those fascinated with the Kennedy mystique and those interested in the potential for politics to be "done right" during challenging times. Considering the current period-and the 50th anniversary of JFK's election-re-imagining a more positive past may enable us to collectively envision a more enlightened future.

Tchaikovsky 19, A Diplomatic Life Behind the Iron Curtain

Author: Robert F. Ober, Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145351791X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 482

View: 3998


"Readers will discover the failures of Kissinger ́s policy of detente in the early 1970s, the mistaken departure from Carter ́s balanced policy toward China and the USSR, and the near-collapse of the embassy due to intelligence failures"-Foreign Service Journal. "Ober ́s book recounts it all, along with the personalities and events of the time now mostly forgotten: dissidents and refuseniks, Victor and Jennifer Louis, Nina and Ed Stevens, U.S.-Soviet summits, microwaves, bugged buildings and typewriters, fires, spy dust and spy mania . . . It ́s all there, the pageant of U.S. Embassy Moscow 1970-90, a place so unlike today ́s walled air-conditioned, high-rise embassy fortress a block away as to beggar the imagination."-Richard Gilbert, "You have wonderfully captured the way things were in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and ́80s. I don ́t know anyone who has done it better."-Donald Connery, former Time-Life correspondent, Moscow. "Together with much wisdom about American diplomacy, this rich memoir provides keen insight into Russian thinking and behavior"-George Feifer, "The Girl from Petrovka".

The Cold War in South Asia

Britain, the United States and the Indian Subcontinent, 1945-1965

Author: Paul M. McGarr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107008158

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 9734


This book traces the rise and fall of Anglo-American relations with India and Pakistan from independence in the 1940s, to the 1960s.

A History of the Cuban Revolution

Author: Aviva Chomsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444329561

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 990


A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE

A Conspiracy of Images

Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the Art of the Cold War

Author: John J. Curley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300188439

Category: Art

Page: 279

View: 4600


An important new look at Cold War art on both sides of the Atlantic

Brezhnev and the Decline of the Soviet Union

Author: Thomas Crump

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134669224

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7887


Leonid Brezhnev was leader of the Soviet Union from 1964-1982, a longer period than any other Soviet leader apart from Stalin. During Brezhnev’s time Soviet power seemed at its height and increasing. Living standards were rising, the Soviet Union was a nuclear power and successful in its space missions, and the Soviet Union's influence reached into all part of the world. Yet, as this book, which provides a comprehensive overview and reassessment of Brezhnev’s life, early political career and career as leader, shows, the seeds of decline were sown in Brezhnev's time. There was a huge over-commitment of resources to the Soviet industrial-military complex and to massively expensive foreign policy overstretch. At the same time there was a failure to deliver on citizens' rising expectations, and an overconfident ignoring of dissidents and their demands. The book will be of great interest to Russian specialists, and also to scholars of international relations and world history.

The Cold War 1945-91

Author: Michael L. Dockrill,Michael F. Hopkins

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137171391

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1589


Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics.

A Measure Filled: The life of Lena Madesin Phillips Drawn from her Autobiography

Author: Lisa Sergio

Publisher: eBooks2go

ISBN: 0883310015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 4042


Lena Madesin Phillips, feminist of the early twentieth century, realized, before women even had the right to vote, that they would never achieve equality with men unless such equality were established on economic grounds. In 1919, bucking tradition, apathy and ignorance, she founded the Federation of Business and Professional Women, bringing American working women together for the first time. By nature a pioneer, as the first woman to receive her degree with honors from the Law School of the University of Kentucky, and as a campaign manager and organizer of women, she was prophetic in her demands for the sort of rights which women should aim to achieve. Her writings, as editor of Pictorial Review, and countless articles, pamphlets and speeches, delivered as frequently to men's organizations as to women's, reveal the extent to which she was in advance of her time. A Measure Filled, drawn from her unfinished autobiography, weaves in and out of one of the most troubled, yet challenging, periods of America's history, ranging from 1881, the year of her birth, to her sudden death at Marseilles, in 1955, on her way to a conference with Arab women in the Middle East.