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

Author: Michael Dobbs
Publisher: London : Arrow Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the pivotal six-month period spanning the end of World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the beginning of the Cold War.
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Joseph Stalin; Harry S Truman; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Joseph Stalin; Harry S Truman; Winston Churchill; Franklin D Roosevelt; Joseph Stalin; Harry S Truman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 9780099574873 009957487X
OCLC Number: 851825060
Description: pages cm
Contents: "The best I could do". Roosevelt : February 3 ; Stalin : February 4 ; Churchill : February 5 ; Poland : February 6 ; Grand Design : February 10 ; Euphoria : February 13 --
"An Iron Curtain is drawn down". Comrade Vyshinsky : February 27 ; "An impenetrable veil" : March 7 ; Death of a President : April 12 ; The neophyte and the Commissar : April 23 ; Linkup : April 25 ; Victory : May 8 ; "The salvation of the world" : May 26 ; Atomic poker : June 1 ; Red Empire : June 24 --
"A peace that is no peace". Berlin : July 4 ; Terminal : July 16 ; Loot : July 23 ; "FINIS" : July 26 ; Hiroshima : August 6 ; 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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"[Dobbs] has made extensive use of untapped archive material to reveal the secrets of the cloak-and-dagger operations behind the nuclear stand-off in the Caribbean ... Excellent" -- John Crossland Read more...

 
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