From the Cold War to a New Era: The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983-1991

From the Cold War to a New Era: The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983-1991
Author: Don Oberdorfer
Language English
Pages: 568
ISBN10: 0801859220
Genre: History
Goodreads Rating: 3.81
ISBN13: 9780801859229
Published: May 1st 1998 by Johns Hopkins University Press

An updated edition of Don Oberdorfer's acclaimed book, The Turn First published in 1991 as The Turn, this is the gripping narrative history of the most important international development of our timeā€”the passage of the United States and the Soviet Union from the Cold War to a new era. Don Oberdorfer makes the reader a privileged behind-the-scenes spectator as U.

S. and Soviet leaders take each other's measure and slowly set about their historic task. Oberdorfer writes diplomatic history with a vital difference: extraordinary intimacy made possible by comprehensive interviews with major figures on both sides and exclusive material from a host of other sources. Now this widely praised book is available in a new, updated paperback edition that continues the narrative up to the dramatic collapse of the Soviet Union. Replete with revealing portraits of historical personalities, as riveting as a spy thriller, this is an enthralling record of history in the making.