Six Months in 1945

Six Months in 1945

FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman--from World War to Cold War

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Presents an account of the final six months of World War II through the beginning of the Cold War, analyzing the events and legacy of the 1945 Yalta meeting by Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin as well as the geopolitical ramifications of the atomic bomb and the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780307271655
Branch Call Number: 940.5322 DOD
Characteristics: xvi, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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Jun 28, 2016

Fascinating quotes from diaries and letters give readers a view behind the scenes.

jimbedley Mar 02, 2013

This work is a stunning masterpiece. It is non-fiction but I still hesitate to "give away" parts of it. Just read it. Learn how close WWII came to not ending in 1945. The Red army daily committed horrible atrocities in the territory it overran but without them the war would have continued for years or even been successfully concluded for the Axis powers. It seems there is no honour in war, or concluding a war, only more and more brutality. Dobbs also shows us how the cold war got started, but to me the main sobering fact was how much the world sadly owes to thugs killing other thugs (or was it slaves killing other slaves - both controlled by thuggish regimes?)

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