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Summits : six meetings that shaped the twentieth century

Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2007.
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Recounts six summits which had a significant political impact during the twentieth century, including the Yalta summit in 1945 with Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, and the Geneva summit in 1985 with Gorbachev and Reagan.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, David, 1952-
Summits.
New York : Basic Books, c2007
(OCoLC)608430696
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Reynolds
ISBN: 9780465069040 0465069045 9780465012756 0465012752
OCLC Number: 154706482
Description: xi, 544 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Toward the summit : from Babylon to Versailles --
Munich 1938 : Chamberlain and Hitler --
Yalta 1945 : Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin --
Vienna 1961 : Kennedy and Khrushchev --
Moscow 1972 : Brezhnev and Nixon --
Camp David 1978 : Begin, Carter and Sadat --
Geneva 1985 : Gorbachev and Reagan --
Summitry as a way of life : from the G7 to Bush and Blair.
Responsibility: David Reynolds.

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From Neville Chamberlains disastrous appeasement of Hitler in Munich to Reagans pivotal encounter with Gorbachev in Geneva, the history of the twentieth century as told through its most fateful  Read more...

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"Wall Street Journal" "Only one chapter in "Summits" is about Yalta...but so astute is David Reynolds's analysis of the proceedings that it's worth getting hold of this book just for that section."

 
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