The Ambassadors and America's Soviet Policy

The Ambassadors and America's Soviet Policy

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This is the first comprehensive consideration of the roles played by American diplomats in shaping US strategy and popular attitudes toward the Soviet Union throughout its 75-year history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 348 pages
  • 162.6 x 243.8 x 30.2mm | 806.19g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • halftones
  • 0195068025
  • 9780195068023

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The publication of David Mayers' The Ambassadors and America's Soviet Policy confirms this scholar's position at the fore of historians of US diplomacy ... Mayers brings the light of fresh documentation and sound judgement to his subject, in this case the neglected story of US representation in Moscow ... Mayers' treatment of Cold War diplomacy is invaluable ... this phrase in the Embassy's life has been poorly documented and served by scholarship.
Mayers makes amends with painstaking references to newly declassified material and interviews with participants in the more recent events ... exemplary book. He has stood back from the cliches of Cold War historiography and thought afresh about an institution located at the core of that conflict. The resulting work
is valuable both as history and as a salutary lesson for practitioners of diplomacy. * Diplomacy and Statecraft * This cool, imaginative and perceptive study of two centuries of American diplomats in Russia takes a neglected topic and gives it purpose and insight at three overlapping levels. * Christian Science Monitor *
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About David Mayers

David Mayers holds a joint appointment in the History and Political Science departments of Boston University. He is the author of George Kennan and the Dilemmas of US Foreign Policy (Oxford, 1988), among other books.
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