From Library Journal
Do we need another book on the Cold War? It depends on who you are: If you have been following the voluminous literature over the past couple of decades, then Powaski's book has little new to offer. If, on the other hand, you know next to nothing about the topic and would like a concise summary, then you are in luck, because Powaski (The Entangling Alliance: The United States and European Security, 1950-1993, Greenwood, 1994) has ably gathered the general historiographical issues of this long-drawn-out struggle and packaged them in an easily digestible format. In the enormous library of writings on this subject, Powaski's book is best for slender collections; large libraries already have enough surveys.?Edward Goedeken, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames
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"An excellent basic survey of the Cold EWar era around which additional readings can be arranged to suit any teacher's preferences."--H. Peter Krosby, State University of New York at Albany
"The organization by American presidential administrations creates a very clear and readable account of Soviet-American relations over the entire thirty-year history of the USSR."--James A. Brown, Tougaloo College
"A well balanced study. May be used for required or supplemental reading."--Emmett A. Shea, Westchester State College