The 1956 Hungarian Revolution by Csaba Bekes (Editor); Malcom Byrne (Editor); Janos Rainer (Engineer)If there had been all-news television channels in 1956, viewers around the world would have been glued to their sets between October 23 and November 4. This book tells the story of the Hungarian Revolution in 120 original documents, ranging from the minutes of the first meeting of Khrushchev with Hungarian bosses after Stalin's death in 1953 to Yeltsin's declaration made in 1992. Other documents include letters from Yuri Andropov, Soviet Ambassador in Budapest during and after the revolt. The great majority of the material appears in English for the first time, and almost all come from archives that were inaccessible until the 1990s.
The Cold War by Jussi M. Hanhimäki (Editor); Odd Arne Westad (Editor)The Cold War contains a selection of official and unofficial documents which provide a truly multi-faceted account of the entire Cold War era. Not only does this book put a human face on the conflict, but it draws emphasis to the variety of ways in which this conflict was experienced. The final selection of documents illustrates the global impact of the Cold War to the present day, and establishes links between the Cold War and the events of 11th September 2001.
Call Number: D839.3 C65 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-09
The Cold War Presidency : a documentary history by Thomas S. Langston''''The Cold War Presidency: A Documentary History is a must-have reference for students and scholars of this era. This new volume contains an extensive collection of documents alongside carefully crafted, objective analysis of all the key events of the Cold War.''''Organized chronologically by president, The Cold War Presidency presents original, analytical essays on the presidents and their roles during the Cold War from Harry Truman through George H.W. Bush, and over 150 important primary source documents with explanatory headnotes. The pairing together of these useful materials allows researchers to learn comprehensively or selectively about the interdependence of the presidency and the Cold War.''''Important primary source documents contained in this volume include:''''Presidential speeches''Executive and military orders''Internal planning and guidance memoranda''Conversations''Memoirs''Telegrams''Meeting minutes''Private letters''And many more''''The Cold War Presidency also includes selected documents from the other side of the Cold War from recently disclosed Soviet, Chinese, Eastern European document files. Engaging maps, timelines, and biographies of notable figures help readers understand key issues and information.'' ''This new reference resource will be a great fit for academic, school, and public libraries serving researchers in U.S. history, government, politics, foreign policy, and more.''''