The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

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The essays of a dozen leading European and American Cold War historians analyze the 'Prague Spring' and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in light of new documentary evidence from the archives of two dozen countries and explain what happened behind the scenes. They also reassess the weak response of the United States and consider whether Washington might have given a 'green light,' if only inadvertently, to the Soviet Union prior to the invasion.
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  • Hardback | 530 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 952.54g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739143042
  • 9780739143049

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The detail of negotiation in the ideological Cold War context is fascinating in these universally well-written/translated essays. Indispensable for any library with even a bare-bones Cold War recollection... Essential. CHOICE, July 2010 Of the many books that have been trying to look at the 1968 Czechoslovak crisis from different perspectives, this is the first one to do so in a balanced way while using substantive new evidence as well. -- Vojtech Mastny, author of The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity: The Stalin Years It is at the moment the best collection of international scholarship on Czechoslovakia and the outside powers, which reacted to the unusual phenomenon that blossomed under the name of Prague Spring in that country for several months in 1968. The volume has an elaborate structure as a result, in part, of its complicated creation. Austrian History Yearbook Short but elegant. Canadian Slavonic Papers
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About Peter Ruggenthaler

Gunter Bischof is Marshall Plan Professor of History and Director of Center Austria at the University of New Orleans. Stefan Karner is professor of social, economic, and business history at the University of Graz. He is also the director of the Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Research on War Consequences in Graz and Vienna, Austria. Peter Ruggenthaler is a researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War Consequences in Graz, Austria.
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