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SIGNED - Cold War Respite: The Geneva Summit of 1955 by Saki Dockrill

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SIGNED - Cold War Respite: The Geneva Summit of 1955 by Saki Dockrill 


Pages crisp and clear with tight binding. Dedication and signed by author on title page. Michael Howard's book plate and name to inside cover. Minimal wear to dust jacket. See images.

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  • Format - Hardback
  • Author - Gunter Bischof and Saki Dockrill
  • Pages - 319



At the mid-point of the high Cold War, when most people in North America and Europe thought catastrophic nuclear onslaught was almost inevitable, an unprecedented event took place in Geneva in July 1955. The heads of state from the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain and France came together in an attempt at diplomatic dialogue, primarily over the questions of German unification, European security and nuclear disarmament. Although the Summit ended with no tangible results, its ramifications were extensive, and it provided the world with a brief repose from escalating east-west tension. In this text, 12 scholars writing from several national perspectives investigate how that event came about, why its spirit was so short-lived, and what its subsequent impact was on the development of the Cold War. Making use of declassified archives in the Unites States, France, Britain and Russia, the authors provide research and insights into early Cold War history. As their essays attest, the psychological efforts of the Geneva Summit were of immense significance to the history of international relations and reveal the complexity and dynamism of foreign affairs during the decades following World War II.


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