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Retrieved 17 April The Cold Warpraised by John Ikenberry as a “beautifully written panoramic view of the Cold War, full of illuminations and shrewd judgments,”  was described as an examination of the history and effects of the Cold War in a more removed context than had been previously possible,  and won Gaddis the Harry S.
Mao, still a Soviet ally ininsisted that Khrushchev invade Hungary when the Soviet leader hesitated. Retrieved 27 May This is a compelling and thoughtful account, with the lucidity of argument of someone compressing the essence of a lifetime’s research into a philosophical framework.
Gaddis is probably the best known historian writing in English about the Cold War.
He is also unapologetic in his conclusion: It is apparent that for Gaddis to elevate the role of Gorbachev, even over Yeltsin, would be to diminish the role of Reagan, a path the author wants to avoid. I can imagine some Ronald Reagan lovers I know discussing this book with happiness…lol.
Review of “The Cold War: A New History” by John Lewis Gaddis | Rhapsody in Books Weblog
For that matter, did the rest of the book club? This is so simplistic. Books purporting to be history books should not be so overtly biased. Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography — He must change now or he faces absolute and complete destruction and maybe the insect age or an atmosphereless planet will succeed him. Gaddis has two main conclusions about the Cold War in general. Complete list — — — — — Presentation by Gaddis on George F.
Observer review: The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis | Books | The Guardian
The Chronicle of Higher Education. During the US invasion of Iraq, Gaddis argued: I guess Reagan still has teflon tendencies even to this day. We Now Knowpresented an analysis of the Cold War through to the Cuban Missile Crisis that incorporated new archival evidence from the Soviet bloc. The New York Review of Books. Profile of Kennan on his th birthday, includes several paragraphs detailing his relationship with Gaddis.
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The Soviet Union was drawn into an ideological relationship with China which would ultimately become a nightmare.