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  • emRacing the Enemyem
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    Racing the Enemy

    Professor Hasegawa talked about his book Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan, published by Belknap Press. He said he is revising the standard history of the end of World…

  • emThe Vietnam War Filesem
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    The Vietnam War Files

    Mr. Kimball talked about his book, The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon Era Strategy (University Press of Kansas; November 2003). In the book, the author compared the Nixon…

  • emThe Main Enemy The CIAs Final Showdown with the KGBem
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    The Main Enemy: The CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB

    Mr. Bearden and Mr. Risen discussed the book they co-wrote The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGB, published by Random House. Based on interviews with operatives from both sides, the…

  • North and South Korean Strategies During the Cold War
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    North and South Korean Strategies During the Cold War

    Participants talked about Cold War era strategies employed by North and South Korea reunification and historical research into efforts by both countries. They also talked about archival…

  • emAmerican Tragedyem
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    American Tragedy

    Mr. Kaiser talked about his book American Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Origins of the Vietnam War, published by Harvard University Press. The book examines the short- and long-term causes…

  •  Vietnams Invasion of Cambodia
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    Vietnam's Invasion of Cambodia

    Mr. Morris talked about his book Why Vietnam Invaded Cambodia: Political Culture and the Causes of War. He focused on Vietnam’s imperial ambition and their relationship with the Soviet…

  • How Finland Survived the Cold War
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    How Finland Survived the Cold War

    Participants talked about how Finland survived politically and economically as a neighbor to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. They focused on the political influence of Communism in Finland…