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Friends And Enemies: The United States, China And The Soviet Union, 1948-1972
Friends And Enemies: The United States, China And The Soviet Union, 1948-1972
By Gordon H. Chang
Stanford University Press, 1990, 383 pp.

This is a well-documented study of U.S. policy debates about China during nearly two decades of hostility and nonrecognition in the 1950s and 1960s. It enriches our understanding of the ways in which U.S. leaders over many years tried to exploit the differences between China and the Soviet Union.