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The Price of Peace

Author: S. M. Plokhy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101189924

Category: History

Page: 480

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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

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 153

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Tells the inside story of the Yalta Conference, the historic meeting of Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt at the end of World War II

Yalta: Witness to History

Author: Robert Wernick

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612305806

Category: History

Page: 40

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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

ISBN: 1612306195

Category: History

Page: 117

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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.

Decisions at Yalta

An Appraisal of Summit Diplomacy

Author: Russell D. Buhite

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585196265

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 1505

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.

The Crimes of Yalta

And Its Innocent Victims

Author: James P. Tucker,Stefan Ion Gheorghita

Publisher: N.A


Category: Yalta Conference

Page: 113

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Yalta 1945

Europe and America at the Crossroads

Author: Fraser J. Harbutt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521856779

Category: History

Page: 438

View: 3861

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

ISBN: 9781412841894

Category: History

Page: 167

View: 1044

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.

Autumn in Yalta

A Novel And Three Stories

Author: David Shraer-Petrov

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815608202

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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"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 Yalta Boulevard Thrillers, Books 1-3

The Bridge of Sighs, The Confession, 36 Yalta Boulevard

Author: Olen Steinhauer

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466888113

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 2049

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.

Victims of Yalta

The Secret Betrayal of the Allies, 1944-1947

Author: Nikolai Tolstoy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781605984544

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9587

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.

36 Yalta Boulevard

Author: Olen Steinhauer

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429940139

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2995

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.

Such a Peace

The Roots and Ashes of Yalta

Author: Cyrus Leo Sulzberger

Publisher: New Amer Library


Category: Crimea Conference

Page: 170

View: 2414

Tells why the Yalta Conference took place, reveals what really happened there, and evaluates the meeting's influence on world history

Airman at Yalta

Author: Laurence S. Kuter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Malta Conference

Page: 180

View: 6408

Yalta, Top Secret

Yalta Conference

Author: J. V. Chamberlin

Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform

ISBN: 9781477535554

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 8990

...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.

The Yalta Conference

Author: Richard F. Fenno

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 218

View: 5345

Pawns of Yalta

Soviet refugees and America's role in their repatriation

Author: Mark R. Elliott

Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr

ISBN: 9780252008979

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 3820

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