Expansion and Coexistence, The History of Soviet Foreign Policy, 1917-1967, by Adam B. Ulam
Published by Secker & Warburg in 1968. 775 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket.
This book is a detailed analytical history of Soviet foreign policy in the 50 years after the October revolution. It is a major study of all the diplomatic, political and ideological aspects of Russian foreign affairs under the Soviet regime, and also presents an excellent analysis of the crucial issues dividing East and West in the 20th century.
Some issues examined in the book include the Civil War period from 1918 to 1921, the Comintern, Soviet attitudes to China and the Far East in the inter-war period, the role of Stalin in deciding foreign policy, the build up to the great patriotic war, coexistence with Fascist Germany, the Second World War and the grand alliance, the start of the Cold War and Soviet attitudes to the USA, and Khrushchev's agenda in the early 1960's (including the Cuban Missile Crisis).
Condition of the book is generally very good. The dust jacket has some scuffs and blemishes and several nibbles and small tears along the edges, but the black cover boards are clean and tidy, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.