By Sharon Hanes
Stretching from the tip of worldwide warfare II to 1989, the chilly battle among the Western powers and the Communist bloc formed nationwide alliances worldwide. Biographies provides nearly 50 interesting tales of the lives and activities of Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev and so forth, either recognized and no more famous.
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A staunch supporter of Soviet premier Joseph Stalin, Khrushchev moved up rapidly through various posts in the Ukrainian Communist Party bureaucracy. The first secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party, Lazar Kaganovich (1893–1991), Nikita Khrushchev 231 became a mentor for Khrushchev. Both Khrushchev and Kaganovich left for Moscow in 1929. In Moscow, Khrushchev enrolled in the city’s Industrial Academy. One of his classmates and friends was Joseph Stalin’s wife, Nadezhada Allilueva. While at the academy, Khrushchev spent most of his energy on political work.
Russia and the West under Lenin and Stalin. Boston: Little, Brown, 1961. Memoirs, 1925–1950. Boston: Little, Brown, 1968. Memoirs, 1950–1963. New York: Pantheon, 1973. Some of Kennan’s other articles and books include the following: The Nuclear Delusion: Soviet-American Relations in the Atomic Age. New York: Pantheon, 1984. ” Foreign Affairs 25 (July 1947): 566–82 (written under the name “X”). American Diplomacy, 1900–1950. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951. Sketches from a Life. New York: Pantheon, 1989.
The Soviet ships carrying missiles stopped and turned around, but as of October 27 the missiles already in Cuba remained. S. officials believed a nuclear war would start at any moment. S. attorney general Robert Kennedy (1925–1968), came up with a compromise that satisfied both sides: The United States would halt the blockade and promise not to invade Cuba if the Soviets would agree to remove the missiles from the island. S. S. missiles in Turkey after the crisis ended. Kennedy insisted on secrecy so that the United States would not appear to withdraw protection for Western Europe for its own purposes.
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