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The Other Side: How Soviets and Americans Perceive Each Other
The Other Side: How Soviets and Americans Perceive Each Other
Edited by Robert D. English and Jonathan J. Halperin
Transaction Books, 1987, 155 pp.

Written and pictorial evidence of U.S.-Soviet relations over the years, showing perceptions and misperceptions on both sides. Some oversimplification of history and of the issues is inevitable in a work of this kind, but in this case it is not fatal. Produced with the advice of a panel of well-known American specialists on Soviet affairs, it may well serve its intended purpose of public education and increased understanding if readers can make their way through the maze of lists, dates, pictures, cartoons, reprinted articles, excerpts and explanatory text.