The Congo Cables/The Cold War in Africa-From Eisenhower to Kennedy-KALB


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This book is Madeleine Kalb’s fascinating inside report on the debates within the U.S. government as it tried to deal with an unprecedented Soviet political and military challenge in Africa. A unique blend of vivid journalism and diplomatic history, with an array of colorful characters, The Congo cables is based on more than two thousand five hundred classified, hitherto secret documents from the White House, the State Department, and other government agencies, as well as dozens of interviews with American, Soviet, African, and Western European diplomats and scholars conducted over a period of many years in various world capitals.
The Congo Cables, with its interplay of policy and politics, not only sheds new light on this dramatic period; it also helps explain the diplomatic dilemmas facing the Reagan Administration in another period of fundamental foreign policy readjustment.

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Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.35 x 9.5 inches Weight 2.16 lbs.

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