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Author Plokhy, Serhii, 1957-

Title Yalta : the price of peace / S.M. Plokhy.

Publication Info. New York : Viking, 2010.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  940.5314 PLO    AVAILABLE
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Description xxviii, 451 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. Operation Argonaut. The President's journey -- Meeting on Malta -- The Tsar's playground -- A red host -- pt. II. A warriors' summit. Reunion of the Big Three -- The winter offensive -- The German question -- Spoils of war -- pt. III. A new world order. The Security Council -- In the Führer's shadow -- Dividing the Balkans -- The battle for Poland -- "What would Ukrainians say?" -- pt. IV. The diplomats' chessboard. Counting votes in the United Nations -- Stalemate on Poland -- The bombline -- The Far Eastern blitz : Japan and China -- "Allies should not deceive" -- pt. V. The wheels of compromise. A Polish surrender -- The fate of Germany -- Liberated Europe and the Balkan deal -- Iran, Turkey, and the empire -- Secret agreements -- Prisoners of war -- pt. VI. The spirit of Yalta. The last supper -- Crossing the finish line -- Days of hope -- pt. VII. The coming storm. Signs of trouble -- Spy wars -- Stalin digs in -- After Roosevelt -- Epilogue.
Summary A major new history of the eight days in February 1945 when FDR, Churchill, and Stalin decided the fate of the world. Harvard historian Serhii Plokhy 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.
Subject Yalta Conference (1945 : I︠A︡lta, Ukraine)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
ISBN 9780670021413 (hardcover)
0670021415 (hardcover)
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