The Resource The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953, Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner

The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953, Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner

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The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953
Title
The specter of communism
Title remainder
the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953
Statement of responsibility
Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner
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eng
Summary
"Melvyn Leffler's succinct and important new analysis of the origins of the Cold War begins with the outbreak of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917: ideological animosity between the Soviet Union and the United States existed from the moment Lenin seized power. Leffler traces the importance of the intricate connection between America's economic development and the growth of the U.S.S.R. as the world's other great power; in focusing on how America perceived the Soviet threat to its free capitalist economy and political culture, he suggests new ways to understand the dangerous postwar confrontation we call the Cold War. Stalin's brutality, cynicism, and ideological antipathy to the West did not easily translate into a consistent revolutionary foreign policy - he oscillated between cautious defensiveness and pragmatic opportunism - and his unpredictable efforts to safeguard Soviet security and Bolshevik rule accentuated American anxieties. But U.S. policy, too, had its inconsistencies, and Leffler's insightful analysis (based on newly available Soviet records as well as American archives) gives a superb account of the interaction between the two."--BOOK JACKET
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1945-
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Leffler, Melvyn P.
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.L432 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1943-
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Foner, Eric.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953, Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 147 p.
Isbn
9780809087914
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
94013419
System control number
  • OCM30111757
  • CARL030111757
Label
The specter of communism : the United States and the origins of the Cold War, 1917-1953, Melvyn P. Leffler ; consulting editor, Eric Foner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 147 p.
Isbn
9780809087914
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
94013419
System control number
  • OCM30111757
  • CARL030111757

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