1st Edition

American–Soviet Relations From the Russian Revolution to the Fall of Communism

By Peter G. Boyle Copyright 1993

    American-Soviet Relations (1993) is a study of American policy towards the Soviet Union from 1917 to the fall of Communism. It attempts to understand what precisely were the roots of the Cold War and an analysis of the later relationship in the light of the Soviet Union’s evolution since the Revolution. It argues that American policy was shaped not only by the external threat from the USSR but also by internal forces within American society, domestic politics, economic interests, emotional and psychological attitudes and images of the Soviet Union.

    1. The Russian Revolution and American Intervention, 1917–20  2. The Era of Non-Recognition, 1921–33  3. From Recognition to World War, 1933–41  4. Wartime Alliance, 1941–5  5. The Origins of the Cold War, 1945–50  6. The United States, the Soviet Union and China  7. The Korean War, 1950–3  8. The Red Scare and McCarthyism  9. The Eisenhower Era, 1953–61  10. Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1961–3  11. Johnson, Vietnam and Czechoslovakia, 1963–9  12. Nixon, Kissinger and Détente, 1969–74  13. The Demise of Détente, 1974–80  14. Reagan and the New Cold War, 1981–5  15. Reagan and Gorbachev, 1985–9  16. The Bush Era  17. The Lessons of History


    Peter G. Boyle