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President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Communism - John Dumbrell

President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Communism

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Published: 3rd June 2004
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This major new study fills a significant gap in the academic literature on the Cold War by considering President Lyndon Johnson's policy towards the Soviet Union. The author examines the attitudes of Johnson and his leading advisers toward the Soviet leadership, taking into account the effects of Moscow's growing splits with Beijing, the impact on US-Soviet relations of nuclear issues, the Vietnam War, and clashes over Cuba, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

The author's research is based on detailed scrutiny of archives in Britain and the United States, as well as recently published document collections. His study also examines the President's personal leadership qualities, his mistakes in Vietnam and his success as a peacemaker with Moscow. The book constitutes a major contribution to literature on President Johnson's foreign policy 'beyond Vietnam'.

The book will be of interest to students of the Cold War, the Johnson Presidency and of US foreign relations.

"Well written and well presented ... of first class quality and will be useful to those studying American foreign policy, the Cold War and international relations."--Saki R. Dockrill, King's College, London

Introduction
Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Communism
US-Soviet Relations, 1963-1969
Nuclear weapons
The Vietnam War, 1963-1966
The Vietnam War, 1966-1969
Cuba
Crises: The Six Day War and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia
Conclusion
Bibliographical note
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780719062643
ISBN-10: 0719062640
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 3rd June 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32