Title: American Perceptions of the Soviet Union as a Nuclear Adversary : From Kennedy to Bush. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Publisher:  Pinter Publishers, New York and London, 1989, ISBN:0861870336
Seller ID: 103921
BEUKEL, Erik. American Perceptions of the Soviet Union as a Nuclear Adversary : From Kennedy to Bush. London and New York: Pinter Publishers, in association with John Spiers, (1989). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,(2),-408,(6). 8vo, red cloth with gilt title block to spine. "The character of the Soviet Union as a nuclear power is often a controversial issue, particularly in the United States. In this book Erik Beukel analyses the ways in which American governments have perceived the Soviet Union as a nuclear adversary since the early 1960s. American images have evidently been influenced by Soviet behaviour but this study also demonstrates that the United States'perception in different ways and with varying strength, is related to trad itionally dominating views of its proper role in the world as well as to the domestic political process. Various conclusions are drawn which further elucidate American nuclear policy and highlight the interplay between the superpowers. Many of these findings are important in the policy-making context and in particular to the United States' allies in Europe." - from the dustjacket. Blindstamp to flyleaf, else very good. Signed, inscribed and datedby Beukel on the flyleaf. 30.00