The Price of Peace
Author: S. M. Plokhy
A major new history of the eight days in February 1945 when FDR, Churchill, and Stalin decided the fate of the world Imagine you could eavesdrop on a dinner party with three of the most fascinating historical figures of all time. In this landmark book, a gifted Harvard historian puts you in the room with Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt as they meet at a climactic turning point in the war to hash out the terms of the peace. The ink wasn't dry when the recriminations began. The conservatives who hated Roosevelt's New Deal accused him of selling out. Was he too sick? Did he give too much in exchange for Stalin's promise to join the war against Japan? Could he have done better in Eastern Europe? Both Left and Right would blame Yalta for beginning the Cold War. Plokhy's conclusions, based on unprecedented archival research, are surprising. He goes against conventional wisdom-cemented during the Cold War- and argues that an ailing Roosevelt did better than we think. Much has been made of FDR's handling of the Depression; here we see him as wartime chief. Yalta is authoritative, original, vividly- written narrative history, and is sure to appeal to fans of Margaret MacMillan's bestseller Paris 1919.
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Author: Jean Laloy
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Tells the inside story of the Yalta Conference, the historic meeting of Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt at the end of World War II
Author: Robert Wernick
Publisher: New Word City
The images are seared in our memory from World War II: photographs of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin seated together in a marble courtyard at Yalta. As this uneasy alliance of leaders convened on the Black Sea, they offered hope to a world ravaged by war. Later, the so-called Yalta Conference was blamed for almost everything that was to go wrong in the next half-century. But what really happened at the conference itself, award-winning journalist Robert Wernick argues in this short-form book, did not warrant this response. Yalta itself, once part of Russia, then handed over to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, finally became, in 1991, part of the newly independent republic of Ukraine. Wernick takes us on a guided tour of Yalta through the years to Livadia Palace, the dream house built by Czar Nicholas II that became the site of the Yalta Conference; to the inner workings of the conference itself; through the postwar years; and finally to what, today, remains a splendid, though unpolished, jewel on the Black Sea.
Author: Charles L. Mee Jr.
Publisher: New Word City
In diplomatic history, there is perhaps no better example of the rule of unintended consequences than the Yalta Conference. In 1945, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin met to ensure a peaceable aftermath to World War II. But, as this illuminating short-form book by Charles L. Mee Jr. shows, the results were anything but. Stalin created the conditions that would lead to the Soviet Union's demise. Churchill was presiding over an empire in decline and attached Britain to the fortunes of the United States. Roosevelt, meanwhile, set America and the world on the path to the Cold War.
An Appraisal of Summit Diplomacy
Author: Russell D. Buhite
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
A study of the effectiveness of summitry as a means of diplomacy. Using the example of the 1945 Yalta conference between Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt, the author argues that heads of state make ineffective negotiators.
Europe and America at the Crossroads
Author: Fraser J. Harbutt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This revisionist study of Allied diplomacy from 1941 to 1946 challenges Americocentric views of the period and highlights Europe's neglected role. Fraser J. Harbutt, drawing on international sources, shows that in planning for the future Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and others self-consciously operated into 1945, not on "East/West" lines but within a "Europe/America" political framework characterized by the plausible prospect of Anglo-Russian collaboration and persisting American detachment. Harbutt then explains the destabilizing transformation around the time of the pivotal Yalta conference of February 1945, when a sudden series of provocative initiatives, manipulations, and miscues interacted with events to produce the breakdown of European solidarity and the Anglo-Soviet nexus, an evolving Anglo-American alignment, and new tensions that led finally to the Cold War. This fresh perspective, stressing structural, geopolitical, and traditional impulses and constraints, raises important new questions about the enduringly controversial transition from World War II to a cold war that no statesman wanted.
Author: Pierre de Senarclens
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Yalta still excites scholars and general public alike. In shaping post-war geographical alignments, Yalta has become drenched in ideological disputes. It has assumed a symbolic quality for liberal, left, and conservative interpretations of modern European history. In his book, Pierre de Senarclens offers the reader a clear and precise account of the matter in which negotiations at Yalta were actually conducted by Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. Senarclens not only follows closely the negotiations themselves, but draws upon the political and strategic events preceding the negotiations, and the stated aims of the Allied Forces before the conference. In the light of all the different expectations of the respective leaders, the key question for Senarclens is, what was the real outcome of Yalta? Senarclens avoids overdramatization and does not elevate Yalta to a turning point in world history. He avoid ideological interpretations, from the conservative analysis of Yalta as appeasement and the selling out of Eastern Europe and China, to the liberal-left analysis of three old men ruthlessly dividing the world between themselves. But he does not spare us Roosevelt's idealized picture of Stalin, nor does he avoid revealing the ambiguities of Churchill's conduct, or the ruthlessness of Stalin's approach. Senarclens refutes the thesis that Yalta amounted to an occidental capitulation to the Soviets. As the author convincingly argues, the world has not come about us as a result of Yalta, but in spite of it.
A Novel And Three Stories
Author: David Shraer-Petrov
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
"Love and memory, medicine and healing, dual identity and the experience of exile are the chief components. This book will appeal to a wide audience - the general reader and especially those interested in ethnic and immigrant literature."--Jacket.
The Bridge of Sighs, The Confession, 36 Yalta Boulevard
Author: Olen Steinhauer
Publisher: Minotaur Books
New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer, lauded as "one of the hottest names in spy fiction today," by USA Today, has consistently shown an unmatched talent for writing suspense and intrigue. Now, here together for the first time in a terrific eBook bundle are the first three works in Steinhauer's Yalta Boulevard series, which centers on the homicide department in an unnamed Eastern European capital city. The Bridge of Sighs In Olen Steinhauer's Edgar-nominated debut, young and inexperienced homicide detective Emil Brod struggles to solve the murder of a state songwriter amid the lawlessness of a politically volatile, post-WWII Eastern Europe. The Confession Moving into the 1950s, Comrade Inspector Ferenc Kolyeszar, another detective in the state militia's homicide department, is asked to look into the disappearance of a party member's wife, but when he discovers that she might have run away from her abusive husband, he wishes he could do anything but return her to him. 36 Yalta Boulevard Now in the 1960s, secretive State Security Officer Brano Sev is asked to travel to his hometown for an interrogation, but when he arrives he finds himself framed for murder.
The Secret Betrayal of the Allies, 1944-1947
Author: Nikolai Tolstoy
A respected Russian historian and descendant of the Tolstoy family draws on extensive research, survivor interviews and the author's visits to repatriation sites to document the brutal post-World War II deportation of two million Russian POWs.
Author: Olen Steinhauer
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Olen Steinhauer's acclaimed first two novels, The Bridge of Sighs and The Confession, have garnered thus far an Edgar nomination, an Anthony nomination, a Macavity nomination, a Historical Dagger nomination, and five starred reviews. Now he takes this superb literary series set in a nameless Eastern European country into the 1960s. State Security Officer Brano Sev is the secretive member of the homicide department of the capital's people's militia. No one else quite trusts him, but it is part of his job to do what the authorities ask, no matter what. So when he gets an order to travel to the village of his birth in order to interrogate a potential defector, he goes. When a man turns up dead shortly after he arrives, and Brano is framed for the murder, he assumes this is part of the plan and allows it to run its course. But when the plan leads him into exile in Vienna, he finally begins to ask questions. In fact, in The Man from Yalta Boulevard, a tour-de-force political thriller from Olen Steinhauer, Comrade Brano Sev learns that loyalty to the cause might be the biggest crime of all.
The Roots and Ashes of Yalta
Author: Cyrus Leo Sulzberger
Publisher: New Amer Library
Category: Crimea Conference
Tells why the Yalta Conference took place, reveals what really happened there, and evaluates the meeting's influence on world history
Author: J. V. Chamberlin
Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
...February 4, 1945. The three great powers met at Yalta to decide the fate of Germany and establish a new world direction. The meeting of the United States, Great Brittan, and the Soviet Union negotiated decisions that would take place after the defeat of Germany, including how the country would be partitioned. Other matters pertained to the creation of the United Nations; the terms of the Soviet's declaration of war on Japan; the government of Yugoslavia and Poland... Unclassified now, the Yalta Papers are the Official US Record of the Crimea Conference. Imaged in their original form, these 30 parts contain minutes, reports, documents and agreements of the Big Three. Also included is special Message Traffic to the US Moscow Embassy detailing worldwide responses to the Yalta events discussed. Unaltered and unedited, these Yalta Papers show critical decisions made at the close of WWII. They would draw the map of Europe and shape history. This book is a collection of the Yalta papers: Yalta Top Secret is a presentation of the original documents, unedited and without commentary.