Remembering War: A U.S.-Soviet Dialogue

Helene Keyssar, Editor, Vladimir Posner, Editor, Vladimir Pozner, With
Helene Keyssar, Editor, Vladimir Posner, Editor, Vladimir Pozner, With Oxford University Press, USA $30 (280p) ISBN 978-0-19-505126-1
Reviewed on: 03/31/1990
Release date: 04/01/1990
This stirring book grew out of a breakthrough joint U.S.-Soviet television program aired in 1985. Americans and Russians who had served on the home- and battle-front here reveal their wartime perceptions of each other as allies and discuss their recollections in the light of postwar antagonism, misunderstanding, confusion and fear. Keyssar, professor of communications at UC San Diego, and Pozner, Soviet TV commentator and author of Parting with Illusions , remind us that Americans experienced nothing comparable to the loss of life and hardship suffered in the U.S.S.R., yet it is evident throughout these statements by former soldiers, diplomats, factory workers and others that the two peoples shared common attitudes and a strong sense of kinship. This book will be of great interest to readers in both this country and Russia, where it is being published simultaneously. Illustrated. (May)
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