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How Ordinary Russians Clobbered Communism: An Insiders View

Lincoln Landis

Published August 26th 2014
ISBN : 9780788455605
Paperback
62 pages
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The title of this book refers to the Cold War that ended in a whimper. Lincoln Landis, a U.S.-Russian liaison during key periods of the Cold War, offers a simple explanation: communism in the Soviet Union began to collapse the moment Premier JosephMoreThe title of this book refers to the Cold War that ended in a whimper. Lincoln Landis, a U.S.-Russian liaison during key periods of the Cold War, offers a simple explanation: communism in the Soviet Union began to collapse the moment Premier Joseph Stalin brought the U.S.S.R. into the United Nations in 1945. In the authors view, this fateful act of diplomacy opened Soviet communism to the scrutiny of his one-on-one U.S. liaison activity during such key periods as the Berlin Airlift crisis in 1948, the Berlin Wall crisis in 1961, and the detente period beginning in the 1970s. Chapters include: Cold War turning congenial, 1945-1946- Unraveling during the Berlin Airlift crisis, 1947-1948- Unraveling during the Berlin Wall crisis, 1961-1963- Unraveling during detente, 1976-1977- and, Collapse revealed in a grassroots revolution.