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9780801859229
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From the Cold War to a New Era, updated edition

The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983-1991

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 time—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.

About the Author

Don Oberdorfer was a diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Post from 1976 until his retirement in 1993. His previous book, Tet!, a history of the crucial battle of the Vietnam War, was a National Book Award finalist.

Reviews

Gripping... Oberdorfer's detailed, balanced account describes the policies and personalities that actually changed history.

- Robert Hutchings - Journal of Cold War Studies

An excellent, balanced account of the relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States during the years of the Reagan and Bush administrations... It provides an informative discussion of the demise of the Cold War and belongs among the shelves of anyone interested in that topic.

- Donald L. Zelman - H-Pol, H-NET Reviews

A reliable source of raw data for those interested in studying these important episodes in world politics from a variety of perspectives.

- Benjamin E. Goldsmith - Peace and Conflict

A highly readable and utterly persuasive account of why the Cold War came to end the way it did.

- Fred Barnes - American Spectator
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