A Failed Empire (2nd ed.)

The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev

Vladislav M. Zubok,

A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev
 
 
Western interpretations of the Cold War have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness, argues Vladislav Zubok. Explaining the interests, aspirations, illusions, fears, and misperceptions of the Kremlin leaders and Soviet elites, Zubok offers a Soviet perspective on the greatest standoff of the twentieth century. In a new preface for this edition, the author adds to our understanding of today's events in Russia, including who the new players are and how their policies will affect the state of the world in the twenty-first century.


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