Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6½ x 9¼
978-0-7425-5451-1 • Hardback • October 2006 • $136.00 • (£105.00)
Klaus Larres is professor of history and international affairs at the University of Ulster. He is also a Distinguished Scholar with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Kenneth Osgood is assistant professor in the Department of History at Florida Atlantic University.
Introduction: International Politics in the Early Post-Stalin Era: A Lost Opportunity, a Turning Point, or More of the Same?
Part I: The Soviet Union and the United States after Stalin
Chapter 1: The Elusive Détente: Stalin's Successors and the West
Chapter 2: The Perils of Coexistence: Peace and Propaganda in Eisenhower's Foreign Policy
Chapter 3: A Missed Chance for Peace?: Opportunities for Détente in Europe
Chapter 4: Poisoned Apples: John Foster Dulles and the Peace Offensive
Part II: The Peace Offensives in Cultural Context
Chapter 5: Meanings of Peace: The Rhetorical Cold War after Stalin
Chapter 6: Stalin's Ghost: Cold War Culture and U.S.-Soviet Relations
Part III: Fragile Coalitions, East and West
Chapter 7: The Road to Geneva 1955: Churchill's Summit Diplomacy and Anglo-American Tension after Stalin's Death
Chapter 8: Alliance Politics after Stalin's Death: Franco-American Conflict in Europe and Asia
Chapter 9: Coexistence and Confrontation: Sino-Soviet Relations after Stalin
Chapter 10: The New Course: Soviet Policy Toward Germany and the Uprising in the GDR
Part IV: Assessing Peaceful Coexistence
Chapter 11: Cold War, Détente, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
Chapter 12: The Robust Assertion of Austrianism: Peaceful Coexistence in Austria after Stalin's Death
Chapter 13: The Lure of Neutrality: Finland and the Cold War
Chapter 14: Treacherous Ground: Soviet-Japanese Relations and the United States
This exemplary collection of original essays sheds much new light on the evolution of the Cold War during one of its most dangerous and fluid phases. A model of broadly focused international history, The Cold War after Stalin's Death imaginatively probes paths taken—and not taken—by the Soviets, the Americans, and other key actors during a crucial period. Highly recommended for scholars and general readers alike.
— Robert J. McMahon, The Ohio State University
A richly varied collection of original essays addressing a question of enduring fascination and historical importance: what was the meaning of Stalin's death for the international system? Editors Larres and Osgood have assembled a stellar group of contributors, and together they produce a highly informative, authoritative volume.
— Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University; author of Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam