From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America

From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America

From one of America?s leading scholars of Russiawho served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the present In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating hear From one of America?s leading scholars of Russiawho served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama adminis...

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Title:From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America
Author:Michael McFaul
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:0544716248
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America Reviews

  • sage
    Jul 04, 2018
    4 1/2 stars. Some of the policy wonk years before ambassadorship are kind of a slog to read -- and were probably a slog to live through -- but I found everything on location in Russia totally worth the book as a whole. It's also a solid policy-centric background primer for understan...
  • Aaron Shields
    Jun 24, 2018
    Great insight into the 30 year history since the end of the USSR. Time will tell where this relationship with Russia goes, but it won?t go anywhere positive until Putin is out. ...
  • Ian
    Jan 31, 2018
    This is a great perspective on U.S. interest/involvement in Russian democracy. Chronicles individual Americans' role in the fall of the Soviet Union/brief flirtation with Russian democracy and the authoritarian rise of Putin. Spotlights the failure of the United States in funding a pea...
  • Erok
    Jul 09, 2018
    This was an excellent review of the last 20-30 years of US-Russian relations, giving insight and perspective into how we got where we are with the constant difficulties between our nations, from someone with a solid insider view. if you're interested in the power plays, complex relatio...
  • Misfit
    May 19, 2018
    3.5 stars This is a hard book for me to review. It is well written, albeit it somewhat overly chatty at times (for my tastes), and I confess to skimming quite a bit of the first half where the author discusses his younger back-history and how his life led him to Russia and eventuall...
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    Jun 10, 2018
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  • Lynn
    Jun 23, 2018
    McFaul was Ambassador to Russia during the Obama Administration. Mostly with Secretary Hillary Clinton. He left shortly after John Kerry began. McFaul was dedicated to Russian democracy and was chosen for the ?reset? era. While trying to jump start Russian democracy by appealing to...
  • Karen
    May 13, 2018
    This is a fascinating read (mainly) about McFaul's experiences as part of the Obama White House and as U.S. Ambassador to Russia. It's richly detailed -- you'll feel like you're there. Recommended. ...
  • Mary
    Jun 24, 2018
    This book in invaluable to understanding the relations between Russia and the U.S. Anyone who comments on today's politics should read it. Great background! ...
  • Brian
    Jun 03, 2018
    From Cold War to Hot Peace looks at the evolution of US and Russian relations from the perspective of former Obama NSC staffer and Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. McFaul has spent most of his life working for closer cooperation with Russia from his early days as an activist on the...
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    Jun 05, 2018
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  • Tommie Whitener
    Jun 04, 2018
    This is a great, extremely readable and insightful book. Just the right mix of political facts, historical perspective and description of McFaul's personal experiences. His concluding analysis of the reasons for the present terrible state of Russian American relations is something I'm ...
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    May 24, 2018
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  • Steven Z.
    May 25, 2018
    Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has chosen a crucial moment in our relationship with Moscow to write his part memoir, narrative history, and analysis of what has transpired over the last twenty-five years between the United States and Russia. Today, it appears that relations...
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    May 28, 2018
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  • Rachel Brune
    Jun 12, 2018
    An excellent, in-depth, insightful journey through the past few decades of American-Russian interaction by a man, academic and Russophile, who had a front seat for events from glasnost to Reset and beyond. I highly recommend this blend of memoir, history, and political science narrativ...
  • Dean
    Jun 11, 2018
    What the hell happened? A very good thesis of the explanation of Putin's actions from our former Ambassador, Michael McFaul. A must read for anyone interested in the current state of Russian Americans relationship and a prognosis of the future state of the Russian American relations...
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    May 14, 2018
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    Jun 24, 2018
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  • Robin Case
    May 25, 2018
    Very readable if somewhat weedy account of the author's personal experience in Russia and about Russia including working in and with the Obama White House. -1 star for the last chapter analyzing the 2016 election. The author is an academic and somewhat an elitist. Hillary Clinton did n...
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    Jun 17, 2018
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    Jun 12, 2018
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    May 06, 2018
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  • Michael Kareev
    Jul 14, 2018
    Professor Michael McFaul is the leading specialist on Russia and topics of democracy. In this book, he accurately selects words when talking about both but it is still hard to hide his disillusionment not only with Vladimir Putin (feels that the author never entrusted the Russian presi...
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    Jun 28, 2018
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    Jul 06, 2018
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    Jul 04, 2018
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  • Joseph
    May 27, 2018
    This book gives us the inside view of America's relationship with Russia. The author details his experiences working with both Medvedev and Putin as Russia enters the 21st century. Based on the author's personal experiences as U.S. ambassador, the book was hard to put down. A good star...
  • Anne-Claire Deseilligny
    May 19, 2018
    Pretty interesting read! It?s a good summary of the US? position on US-Russian relations circa 2008-2016 ...