Adversaries : America, Russia and the Open World 1941-62. Firs Editon in dustjacket

By: BALFOUR, Michael

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BALFOUR, Michael. The Adversaries : America, Russia and the Open World 1941-62. London, Boston and Henley : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1981). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-259,(1). Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The AtJantic Charter of 1941 constituted the West's blue-print for post-war society. Accordingly it is here that Michael Balfour begins his account of how America and Russia developed as the rival super-powers' in that society. By 1962 the American concept of an Open World had brought a widedegree of political and economic freedom to half the globe, together with an unprecedented and apparently lasting affluence. Command Economies, however, are incompatible with Open Worlds. Rather than fall into line with the American design, the Soviet Union persevered with its conflicting system and thereby divided the world into two antagonistic halves. This new political pattern generated the crucial question of the post-war years: will the clash of views end in war or can the two halves learn to co-exist ? By 1962 it began to look as if this question could be answered optimistically, and it is here that the narrative part of the book ends after covering the economic and strategic aspects as well as the politics. In a concluding chapter the author relects on these developments and on the possibility that 1962 was a false dawn." (from the dj), Contents : Chapter 1. 1941-5. 1. The signing of the Atlantic Charter. 2. Roosevelt rejects a compromise peace. 3. Articles 2 and 3 of the Charter and political freedom. 4. Article 4 of the Charter and economic freedom Chapter 21. 1845-7. 1. Truman and the Roosevelt legacy. 2. America and the reconstruction of Russia, 3. Compromise in Germany. 4. The punishment of war criminals. 5. Control of the atomic bomb, 6. Britain after 1945. 7. France and Italy. 8. The US and the USSR in Eastern Europe. 9. Breakdown in Germany. 10. Hull's policies come to a halt. 11. The unnecessary panic. 12. A tragedy without villains. Chapter 3. 1947-9. 1. Marshall Aid. 2. The Russian reaction. 3. The Berlin blockade. 4. The Brussels Pact and NATO. 5. The establishment of two German Republics. 6. The Council of Europe. 7. The establishment of Israel. Appendix: World production and consumption of oil 1938-77. Chapter 4. 1950-2. 1. The Korean War. 2. The impact of the Korean War in Europe. 3. West Germany's economic miracle (Wirtschaftswunder). , 4. Britain in the 1950s. 5. The Schuman Plan. 6. The European Defence Community. 7. Communist reactions to the EDC. Chapter 5. 1953-5. 1. The death of Stalin. 2. Western European Union. 3. The path towards detente. 4. The transient triumph of Tito. 5. The European Economic Community. 6. The Suez crisis. 7. The Twentieth Party Congress.- Poland and Hungary. Appendix: The Russian system of government. Chapter 6. 1957-60. 1. The Sputnik/ 2. Khrushchev and Berlin. , 3. Algeria and de Gaulle. 4. Britain fails to fit the EEC into the OEEC. 5. The American and Russian economies compared. 6. Half the American dream comes true. Appendix: Annual average rates of growth of output per head of population 1870-1962. Chapter 7. 1961-2. 1. The building of the Berlin Wall. 2. Adenauer m decline. 3. Britain tans to enter the EEC. 4. The Cuban crisis. Chapter 8. Concluding reflections. 1. Adjusting to change. 2. The prospects for growth. 3. Is growth desirable ? 4. The days of horse and candle are over. 5. The limits of co-existence. Very good in spine-browned, unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

Title: Adversaries : America, Russia and the Open World 1941-62. Firs Editon in dustjacket

Author Name: BALFOUR, Michael

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Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, Boston and Henley, 1981, ISBN:071000687X:

Seller ID: 113426

Keywords: RUSSIA SOVIET UNION USSR NORTH AMERICA RUSSIAN MODERN HISTORY 20TH CENTURY,