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Cultural Exchange & The Cold War

Raising The Iron Curtain
by Yale Richmond
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2000
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9780271025322
TB Code: 1904296
Availability: 99 in stock

Some fifty thousand Soviets visited the United States under various exchange programs between 1958 and 1988. They came as scholars and students, scientists and engineers, writers and journalists, government and party officials, musicians, dancers, and athletes—and among them were more than a few KGB officers. They came, they saw, they were conquered, and the Soviet Union would never again be the same. Cultural Exchange and the Cold War describes how these exchange programs (which brought an even larger number of Americans to the Soviet Union) raised the Iron Curtain and fostered changes that prepared the way for Gorbachev's glasnost, perestroika, and the end of the Cold War.