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Title A cardboard castle? : an inside history of the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991 / edited by Vojtech Mastny and Malcolm Byrne ; editorial assistant Magdalena Klotzbach
Published New York : Central European University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xlx, 726 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series National Security Archive Cold War readers
National Security Archive Cold War readers.
Contents The formative years -- The crisis -- The alliance at its peak -- The incipient decline -- Disintegration
Summary This is the first book to document, analyze, and interpret the history of the Warsaw Pact based on the archives of the alliance itself. As suggested by the title, the Soviet bloc military machine that held the West in awe for most of the Cold War does not appear from the inside as formidable as outsiders often believed, nor were its strengths and weaknesses the same at different times in its surprisingly long history, extending for almost half a century
Analysis Samfundsvidenskab Politologi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 693-704) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Warsaw Treaty Organization -- History -- Sources
Warsaw Treaty Organization -- History
Warsaw Treaty Organization.
Cold War.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century.
Europe, Eastern -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Sources
Europe, Eastern -- History, Military -- 20th century
Eastern Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Byrne, Malcolm.
Mastny, Vojtech, 1936-
ISBN 6155053693