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The Resource The triumph of improvisation : Gorbachev's adaptability, Reagan's engagement, and the end of the Cold War, James Graham Wilson

The triumph of improvisation : Gorbachev's adaptability, Reagan's engagement, and the end of the Cold War, James Graham Wilson

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The triumph of improvisation : Gorbachev's adaptability, Reagan's engagement, and the end of the Cold War
Title
The triumph of improvisation
Title remainder
Gorbachev's adaptability, Reagan's engagement, and the end of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
James Graham Wilson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In The Triumph of Improvisation, James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. Drawing on deep archival research and recently declassified papers, Wilson argues that adaptation, improvisation, and engagement by individuals in positions of power ended the specter of a nuclear holocaust. Amid ambivalence and uncertainty, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, George Shultz, George H. W. Bush, and a host of other actors engaged with adversaries and adapted to a rapidly changing international environment and information age in which global capitalism recovered as command economies failed.Eschewing the notion of a coherent grand strategy to end the Cold War, Wilson paints a vivid portrait of how leaders made choices; some made poor choices while others reacted prudently, imaginatively, and courageously to events they did not foresee. A book about the burdens of responsibility, the obstacles of domestic politics, and the human qualities of leadership, The Triumph of Improvisation concludes with a chapter describing how George H. W. Bush oversaw the construction of a new configuration of power after the fall of the Berlin Wall, one that resolved the fundamental components of the Cold War on Washington's terms
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, James Graham
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Cold War
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomacy
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Außenpolitik
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • USA
  • Sowjetunion
Label
The triumph of improvisation : Gorbachev's adaptability, Reagan's engagement, and the end of the Cold War, James Graham Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : individuals and power -- Reagan reaches -- Stagnation and choices -- Shultz engages -- Gorbachev adapts -- Recovery and statecraft -- Gorbachev's new world order -- Bush's new world order -- Conclusion : individuals and strategy
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ocn869282548
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780801470226
Lccn
2013027121
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40023414193
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22573/ctt592x00
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869282548
Label
The triumph of improvisation : Gorbachev's adaptability, Reagan's engagement, and the end of the Cold War, James Graham Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : individuals and power -- Reagan reaches -- Stagnation and choices -- Shultz engages -- Gorbachev adapts -- Recovery and statecraft -- Gorbachev's new world order -- Bush's new world order -- Conclusion : individuals and strategy
Control code
ocn869282548
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470226
Lccn
2013027121
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40023414193
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592x00
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869282548

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