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The Congo Cables: The Cold War in Africa from Eisenhower to Kennedy

The Congo Cables: The Cold War in Africa from Eisenhower to Kennedy

By Madeleine G. Kalb

Macmillan, 1982, 457 pp.

For the Congo buff and even the general reader, a fascinating return to the scene, via a multitude of sources and particularly a batch of State Department cables newly unearthed through the Freedom of Information Act. The moral: despite the enormous alterations in the nature of international relations since 1960 (especially the political predominance of the Third World in the United Nations), cold-war emotions and reactions in the early 1960s have a contemporary ring.