From Cold War to Hot Peace : An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia

From Cold War to Hot Peace : An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the diplomat Putin wants to interrogate--and has banned from Russia--a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the present

"A fascinating and timely account of the current crisis in the relationship between Russia and the United States." --New York Times Book Review

Putin would need an enemy, and he turned to the most reliable one in Russia's recent history: the United States and then, by extension, me.

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 heart of one of today's most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama's adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States' policy known as "reset" that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president. From the first days of McFaul's ambassadorship, the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, his staff, and his family.

From Cold War to Hot Peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time.


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Author(s)
Michael McFaul
Format
Hardback | 528 pages
Dimensions
163 x 231 x 43mm | 771g
Publication date
08 May 2018
Publisher
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, color
ISBN10
0544716248
ISBN13
9780544716247
Bestsellers rank
148,585