Synopses & Reviews
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.
"History moves fast, and it is a rare book that stays current after almost 30 years. John Gaddis's 'postrevisionist' study of how the United States and Soviet Union got themselves into such sterile conflict of interests following the defeat of the Axis remains one of the best books available on this crucial period." The Daily Yomiuri
"An exceptionally elegant and detached example of post revisionism." The New York Review of Books
This work offers a history of US policy towards the Soviet Union during and immediately after World War II. It moves beyond the focus of economic considerations and examines instead the many other forces - domestic politics, and bureaucratic inertia - that influenced decision-makers in Washington.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -382) and index.