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Title The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 / edited by Günter Bischof, Stefan Karner, and Peter Ruggenthaler
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 510 pages) : illustrations
Series The Harvard Cold War studies book series
Harvard Cold War studies book series.
Contents Foreword / Peter Kolář -- pt. 1. Introduction and historical context -- Introduction / Günter Bischof, Stefan Karner, and Peter Ruggenthaler -- The Prague Spring and the Soviet invasion in historical perspective / Mark Kramer -- pt. 2. Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and the "Prague Spring" -- Reforms in the Communist Party : Prague Spring and apprehension about a Soviet invasion / Oldřich Tůma -- Soviet society in the 1960s / Vladislav Zubok -- Politburo decision-making on the Czechoslovak crisis in 1968 / Mikhail Prozumenshchikov -- The KGB and the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 : preconditions for the Soviet invasion and occupation of Czechoslovakia / Nikita Petrov -- The Moscow "negotiations" : "normalizing relations" between the Soviet leadership and the Czechoslovak delegation after the invasion / Peter Ruggenthaler and Harald Knoll -- pt. 3. The Great Powers and the year of crisis in 1968 -- The Johnson administration, the Vietnam War, and the American South's response to the Vietnam War / Mark Carson -- "No action" : the Johnson administration and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 / Günter Bischof -- Strategic warning : the CIA and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia / Donald Steury -- Defense and détente : Britain, the Soviet Union, and the 1968 Czech crisis / Saki Dockrill -- Paris and the Prague Spring / Georges-Henri Soutou -- France, Italy, the Western communists, and the Prague Spring / Alessandro Brogi -- pt. 4. European neighbors during the Prague Spring -- The USSR, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 / Aleksei Filitov -- Ulbricht, East Germany, and the Prague Spring / Manfred Wilke -- Hungary and the Prague Spring / Csaba Békés -- Tito, the Bloc-Free Movement, and the Prague Spring / Tvrtko Jakovina -- Austria and the end of the Prague Spring : neutrality in the crucible? / Stefan Karner and Peter Ruggenthaler -- Appendix 1: "Counterrevolution" in Prague -- Appendix 2: "We are ready at any time-- to assist the Czechoslovak people together with the armies-- of the Warsaw Pact" -- Appendix 3: "Secret" memorandum : Eugene V. Rostow to Dean Rusk, 10 May 1968 -- Appendix 4: On the results of the Warsaw Meeting of the Delegations of Communist Parties and Workers' Parties from Socialist Countries -- Appendix 5: CC urging the United States to halt "hostile U.S. media campaign" against the Soviet Union -- Appendix 6: "Secret" memorandum by Nathaniel Davis, "Czechoslovak contingencies" -- Appendix 7: Memorandum Ambassador McGhee to secretary of state, 21 August 1968 -- Appendix 8: Svoboda about Dubček : "If he were to resign from his post, it would be better for all of us" -- Appendix 9: "Secret" and "top secret" secretary of defense staff meetings, 1968 -- Appendix 10: "U.S. propaganda strengthening NATO."
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject World politics -- 1965-1975.
Czechoslovakia -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1992.
Czechoslovakia -- History -- Intervention, 1968.
Czechoslovakia -- Politics and government -- 1968-1989.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bischof, Günter, 1953-
Karner, Stefan, 1952-
Ruggenthaler, Peter, 1976-
ISBN 0739143069 (electronic bk.)
9780739143063 (electronic bk.)