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Six months in 1945 : FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman-- from World War to Cold War

Author: Michael Dobbs
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the bestselling author of One Minute to Midnight, this is the riveting story of the last six months of World War II, when the Allies went from the hopes of Yalta to the open conflict that would lead to the Cold War.
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Joseph Stalin; Winston Churchill; Harry S Truman; Winston Churchill; Franklin D Roosevelt; Joseph Stalin; Harry S Truman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 9780091944230 0091944236
OCLC Number: 814318650
Notes: Originally published : New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Description: xvi, 418 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. One "THE BEST I COULD DO" --
1. Roosevelt February 3 --
2. Stalin February 4 --
3. Churchill February 5 --
4. Poland February 6 --
5. Grand Design February 10 --
6. Euphoria February 13 --
pt. Two "AN IRON CURTAIN IS DRAWN DOWN" --
7. Comrade Vyshinsky February 27 --
8. "An Impenetrable Veil" March 7 --
9. Death of a President April 12 --
10. Neophyte and the Commissar April 23 --
11. Linkup April 25 --
12. Victory May 8 --
13. "The Salvation of the World" May 26 --
14. Atomic Poker June 1 --
15. Red Empire June 24 --
pt. Three "A PEACE THAT IS NO PEACE" --
16. Berlin July 4 --
17. Terminal July 16 --
18. Loot July 23 --
19. "FINIS" July 26 --
20. Hiroshima August 6 --
21. After the Bomb.
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When FDR, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin gathered outside the Crimean city of Yalta in February 1945, they had Hitler's armies on the run, and victory was just a matter of time. Their mission was  Read more...

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