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Author Bischof, Günter
Title The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History
Imprint Blue Ridge Summit : Lexington Books, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (522 pages)
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Series The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series
The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series
Note Intro -- Title Page -- Introduction and Historical Context -- Introduction -- Summitry in the Twentieth Century -- Contextualizing the Vienna Summit -- UNITED STATES, FRANCE, AND GREAT BRITAIN -- "The First Test of [. . .] Détente Will Be the Berlin Negotiation" -- "Vienna, a City that is Symbolic of the Possibility of Finding Equitable Solutions" -- Great Britain and the Vienna Summit of June 1961 -- Paris as Beneficiary of the Unsuccessful Vienna Summit -- SOVIET UNION -- Soviet-American Relations in the Early 1960s -- Between Pragmatism and Ideology -- ASIA AND AFRICA -- Beijing's Shadow over Vienna -- Laos and the Vienna Summit -- The Summit -- Two Days of Drama -- A Difficult Education -- "Summit Ladies" -- Moral Masculinity -- On the Significance of Austrian Neutrality for Soviet Foreign Policy under Nikita S. Khrushchev -- The Personal Recollections of a Presidential Adviser in Vienna -- The Personal Recollections of Khrushchev's Interpreter in Vienna -- The Berlin Crisis -- Khrushchev, the Berlin Wall, and the Demand for a Peace Treaty, 1961-1963 -- The Vienna Summit and the Construction of the Berlin Wall -- Appendices -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3-1 -- Appendix 3-2 -- Appendix 3-3 -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- About the Contributors
At the beginning of June 1961, the tensions of the Cold War were supposed to abate as both sides sought a resolution. The two most important men in the world, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, met for a summit in Vienna. Yet the high hopes were disappointed. Within months the Cold War had become very hot: Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall and a year later he sent missiles to Cuba to threaten the United States directly. Despite the fact that the Vienna Summit yielded barely any tangible results, it did lead to some very important developments. In The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History international experts use new Russian and Western sources to analyze what really happened during this critical time and why the parties had a close shave with catastrophe
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bischof, Günter The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History Blue Ridge Summit : Lexington Books,c2013 9780739185568
Subject Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963.;Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, -- 1894-1971.;Cold War.;United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.;Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.;United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963
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Alt Author Karner, Stefan
Stelzl-Marx, Barbara
Williamson, Richard D
Deighton, Anne
Soutou, Georges-Henri
Pechatnov, Vladimir
Pavlenko, Ol'ga
Prozumenshchikov, Michail
Freedman, Sir Lawrence
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