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Author Williamson, Richard D., 1952-

Title First steps toward detente [electronic resource] : American diplomacy in the Berlin crisis, 1958-1963 / Richard D. Williamson.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2012.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxx, 237 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : first steps to detente -- Prologue : the US, USSR, and Berlin, 1953-1958 -- "A free city" : Khrushchev's November proposals, Allied response, and a foreign minister's conference, November 1958-May 1959 -- "Seeking a summit" : Khrushchev's US visit, Western heads of state meeting, the U-2 incident, and the Paris Summit, June 1959-December 1960 -- "Vienna & the Wall" : Kennedy's first months, Vienna Summit, the Acheson plan, and the Berlin Wall, January-August 1961 -- "Salami tactics" : Allied collapse, Kennedy's private approach, and showdown at Checkpoint Charlie, September-December 1961 -- "Vital interests" : Thompson-Gromyko in Moscow, Rusk-Gromyko in Geneva, and Rusk-Dobrynin in Washington, Geneva ENDC sessions, and Soviet missiles in Cuba, January-August 1962 -- "A slippery slope" : new harassment in Berlin, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Allied estrangement, and the limited test ban treaty, September 1962-November 1963 -- Summary : American diplomacy in the Berlin crisis.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971.
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1963.
Berlin (Germany) -- International status.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780739168806 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780739168813 (electronic bk.)

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