Based on archival research from ten countries, including new materials from Russia and China, many no longer accessible to researchers, this book examines how China sought to mobilize Asia, Africa, and Latin America to seize the revolutionary mantle from the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union adapted to win it back, transforming the nature of socialist revolution in the process. This groundbreaking book is the first to explore the significance of this second Cold War that China and the Soviet Union fought in the shadow of the capitalist-communist clash.
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Jeremy Friedman has written an impressive, engaging book rooted in an astounding base of research. Shadow Cold War has the potential to significantly reshape the way historians understand the Cold War.--Sergey Radchenko, Aberystwyth University
Shadow Cold War is a must-read book for scholars of Cold War history, foreign relations, Soviet history, and Chinese history. Original, innovative, and thought provoking, it redefines the Sino-Soviet relationship and the contours of ideological debates about communism in the Cold War. This is a major work of history.--Jeremi Suri, University of Texas at Austin