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On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague By Igor Lukes On the Edge of the Cold War American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague In both the U S State Department and U S Intelligence saw Czechoslovakia as the master key to the balance of power in Europe and as a chessboard for the power game between East and West Washingt
  • Title: On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague
  • Author: Igor Lukes
  • ISBN: 9780195166798
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague By Igor Lukes In 1945, both the U.S State Department and U.S Intelligence saw Czechoslovakia as the master key to the balance of power in Europe and as a chessboard for the power game between East and West Washington believed that the political scene in Prague was the best available indicator of whether the United States would be able to coexist with Joseph Stalin s Soviet Union InIn 1945, both the U.S State Department and U.S Intelligence saw Czechoslovakia as the master key to the balance of power in Europe and as a chessboard for the power game between East and West Washington believed that the political scene in Prague was the best available indicator of whether the United States would be able to coexist with Joseph Stalin s Soviet Union In this book, Igor Lukes illuminates the end of World War II and the early stages of the Cold War in Prague, showing why the United States failed to prevent Czechoslovakia from being absorbed into the Soviet bloc He draws on documents from archives in the United States and the Czech Republic, on the testimonies of high ranking officers who served in the U.S Embassy from 1945 to 1948, and on unpublished manuscripts, diaries, and memoirs Exploiting this wealth of evidence, Lukes paints a critical portrait of Ambassador Laurence Steinhardt He shows that Steinhardt s groundless optimism caused Washington to ignore clear signs that democracy in Czechoslovakia was in trouble Although U.S Intelligence officials who served in Prague were committed to the mission of gathering information and protecting democracy, they were defeated by the Czech and Soviet clandestine services that proved to be shrewd, innovative, and eager to win Indeed, Lukes reveals that a key American officer may have been turned by the Russians For all these reasons, when the Communists moved to impose their dictatorship, the U.S Embassy and its CIA section were unprepared and powerless The fall of Czechoslovakia in 1948 helped deepen Cold War tensions for decades to come Vividly written and filled with colorful portraits of the key participants, On the Edge of the Cold War offers an authoritative account of this key foreign policy debacle.
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    1. Skv l kniha, ji te v dubnu adept na nejlep leto n kus Luke v bec nerozeb r americkou diplomatickou a vojenskou p tomnost po roce 1945 nudn Z textu je c tit pochyben ze v ech stran i bezmocnost Z padu po komunistick m p evratu Ameri an ud lali na cest mezi lety 45 a 48 tolik chyb, e potom u mohli jen v kufrech sv ch diplomatick ch voz pa ovat esk demokraty do americk okupa n z ny Co je ale nejd le it j , je fakt, e Igor Luke nezapom n dodat z sadn poznatek p esto e Ameri an chybovali kudy chodili [...]


    2. Kniha, kter se ne te jako odborn literatura, ale jako nap nav rom n Igor Luke ukazuje nep li zn m ud losti ne astn ch let 1945 48 a to z americk strany Americk zahrani n politika se dopustila cel ady tragick ch chyb nebylo to poprv a naposledy a naprosto nebyla schopna hr t se Sov tsk m svazem vyrovnanou partii o eskoslovensko Ov em jak trefn poznamen v kolega ten nejv t d l viny na V t zn m noru le na n s samotn ch, zejm na na bedrech Bene e a Masaryka kter tedy Luke v ni em opravdu ne et .


    3. Skvele cteni, alespon pokud toho moc nevite o tom co se tu delo od zacatku kvetna 1945 az do prevzeti moci v roce 1948 Kriticky pohled nejenom na americany, ale i na nase politiky v cele s Benesen Slozita doba se stigmatem Mnichova a strachu z Nemecka, slepa duvera v Stalina, slabe elity, ruda armada dramcujici osvobozene uzemi Kontext, ktery jsem nemel Doporucuji k precteni , kniha vysla v ceskem prekladu nebo originale.


    4. I love Igor Lukes This is a great book that looks at the ineptitude of the US government during the Communist coup of 1948 It demonstrates, once again, how so often in history the personal issues of many of the players lead to global consequences Stories I have never read before that made me wonder even at the craziness of Europe between May 1945 and February 1948 Worth the read.


    5. putavo napisana kniha o malo znamom obdobi konca demokracie v ceskoslovensku, vratane pohladu na americku diplomaciu odporucam pre poucenie, ako rychlo sa moze ponorit demokraticka krajina do totality.


    6. etbu jsem symbolicky zakon il ve er 24 2 Samoz ejm , jedn se o skv lou pr ci, kter p edstav m lo zn m aspekty eskoslovensk ho nora se zam en m na jedn n americk strany.


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