9780061628672

The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953

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  • ISBN13:

    9780061628672

  • ISBN10:

    0061628670

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/15/2011
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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Summary

Provocative, illuminating, and based on a lifetime of research, The Lost Peace is a penetrating look at the misjudgments that caused enormous strife and suffering during a most critical period in history: from the closing months of World War II through the early years of the Cold War. The men who led the world-principally Churchill, Stalin, de Gaulle, Mao, Truman, Syngman Rhee, and Kim II Sung-executed astonishingly unwise actions that propelled the nuclear arms race. The decisions of these great men, for better and often for worse, had profound consequences for the following decades, influencing relations and conflicts in China, Korea, the Middle East, and elsewhere around the globe.

Author Biography

Robert Dallek is the author of Nixon and Kissinger, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, among other books. An elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, for which he served as president from 2004 to 2005, Dallek lives in Washington, B.C.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
A Wilderness Called Peace
London, Moscow, and Washington: Friends in Needp. 15
From Tehran to Roosevelt's Deathp. 45
Collapse and Renewalp. 68
Hope and Despairp. 107
Irrepressible Conflicts?p. 146
The Triumph of Fearp. 179
State of War
Cold War Illusions-and Realitiesp. 211
War by Other Meansp. 241
The Military Solutionp. 271
Limited Warp. 301
Elusive Peacep. 333
Epiloguep. 363
Acknowledgmentsp. 371
Notesp. 373
Bibliographyp. 395
Indexp. 401
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