CWIHP Book Series "A Distant Front in the Cold War" Reviewed on H-Net
CWIHP Fellow Sergey Mazov suggests that West Africa played a significant role in the Cold War during the 1950s and 1960s in his book A Distant Front in the Cold War: The USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956–1964, reviewed for H-Net by Anne-Kristin Hartmetz (Humboldt University). Hartmetz praises Mazov's coverage of Congo crisis and use of documents from the Archives of Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation and the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History, but sees the lack of African sources as limiting.
A Distant Front in the Cold War: The USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956–1964 is available for sale from the Wilson Center Press.
Read the review here on H-Net (in German).