The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1947

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Columbia University Press, 2000 - 396 pages

John Lewis Gaddis' acclaimed history of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union during and immediately after World War II is now available with a new preface by the author. This book moves beyond the focus on economic considerations that was central to the work of New Left historians, examining the many other forces -- domestic politics, bureaucratic inertia, quirks of personality, and perceptions of Soviet intentions -- that influenced key decision makers in Washington, and in doing so seeks to analyze these determinants of policy in terms of their full diversity and relative significance.

 

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This is a 1972 book which won the Bancroft Prize in 1973 so I read it. It does an excellent job reviewing the events which led to the Cold War, and demonstarated to me that the revisionists are wrong ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

The Past as Prologue The American Vision of the Postwar World
iii
The American Vuw 19411944
14
Defeating Germany and Japan
45
The Problem of Germany
77
Security versus SelfDetermination The Problem of Eastern Europe
115
LendLease and the Russian Loan
156
Victory and Transition Harry S Truman and the Russians
180
American Diplomacy the Atomic Bomb and the Postwar World
226
The Reorientation of American Policy 1946
264
Implementing the New Policy
298
The United States and the Origins of the Cold War
335
BIBLIOGRAPHY
345
INDEX
365
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John Lewis Gaddis is professor of history at Yale University

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