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Author Engerman, David C., 1966-

Title Know your enemy : the rise and fall of America's Soviet experts / David C. Engerman.

Imprint Oxford ; New York Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Description x, 459 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-432) and index.
Contents Introduction: Knowing the Cold War enemy -- pt. 1. A field in formation -- The wartime roots of Russian studies training -- Social science serves the state in war and Cold War -- Institution-building on a national scale -- pt. 2. Growth and dispersion -- The Soviet economy and the measuring-rod of money -- The lost opportunities of Slavic literary studies -- Russian history as past politics -- The Soviet Union as a modern society -- Soviet politics and the dynamics of totalitarianism -- pt. 3. Crisis, conflict, and collapse -- The dual crises of Russian studies -- Right turn into halls of power -- Left turn in the ivory tower -- Perestroika and the collapse of Soviet studies -- Epilogue: Soviet studies after the Soviet Union.
Subject Cold War -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Sovietologists -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Scholars -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social scientists -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political scientists -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Intellectuals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Au‚Ā∑enpolitik.
Politikberatung.
Soviet Union -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Soviet Union -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
USA.
Sowjetunion.
ISBN 9780195324860 (acid-free paper)
0195324862 (acid-free paper)

 
    
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