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The Rise and Fall of DeTente: American Foreign Policy and the Transformation of the Cold War - Issues in the History of American Foreign Relations (Paperback)
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The Rise and Fall of DeTente: American Foreign Policy and the Transformation of the Cold War - Issues in the History of American Foreign Relations (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 01/11/2012
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Jussi M. Hanhimaki offers students and scholars a survey of the evolution of American foreign policy during a key period in recent history, the era of superpower detente and global transformation in the 1960s and 1970s. Describing detente as not only an era but also a strategy of waging the Cold War, Hanhimaki examines the reasons that led to the rise of detente, explores the highlights of the era's reduced East-West tensions, and explains the causes of detente's demise.

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
ISBN: 9781597970761
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 152 x 228 x 23 mm


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"The Rise and Fall of Detente is a succinct and well-argued account of the attempt of the superpowers to reduce the tensions of the Cold War and give humanity the hope that the nuclear apocalypse could be avoided. Jussi Hanhimaki captures the full complexity of detente, making the case that the policy had the paradoxical effect of undermining the very Cold War system that it was intended to stabilize. Along with the excellent collection of documents, this book is a valuable addition to the study of a fascinating era."--Thomas A. Schwartz, professor of history and political science, Vanderbilt University--Thomas A. Schwartz
"The scholarship on detente has exploded in the last decade, enhancing our understanding of the many dimensions of political, economic, and social change during the 1960s and 1970s. Jussi Hanhimaki is a leading contributor to the new body of scholarship. This book draws on a deep reading of the best research of the last decade, it explains the transformation of the Cold War, and it analyzes why detente did not last. This is a landmark book for understanding the successes and failures of international reform."--Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and author of Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama--Jeremi Suri

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