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Meeting The Communist Threat: Truman To Reagan
Meeting The Communist Threat: Truman To Reagan
By Thomas G. Paterson
Oxford, 1988, 317 pp
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Fourteen essays, written over the past 20 years by a leading historian of American foreign relations. Some are detailed and based on original research, others are broad interpretations; all are concerned with the reasons behind the American proclivity for exaggerating and misperceiving the communist threat.