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Author Plokhy, Serhii, 1957-

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

Published New York : Viking, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.5314 PLOK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxviii, 451 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Yalta tells the story of the eight extraordinary days when the fate of the world was decided by three of the towering figures of the twentieth century. The Big Three used every tool in their arsenals. Alliances shifted as they partitioned Germany, approved the most aggressive aerial bombing campaign in history, redrew the borders of Eastern Europe, and created a new organization to settle future disputes. Two months later, Stalin was strengthening his grip on Eastern Europe, Roosevelt was dead, and Churchill was on the cusp of a humiliating electoral defeat." "For sixty-five years, opinion has been bitterly divided on whether FDR and Churchill failed. In America, the conservatives who hated Roosevelt's New Deal accused him of selling out to the Soviet dictator. Was he too sick? Did he give away too much in exchange for Stalin's promise to join the war against Japan? Had he played his hand differently, could Poland have escaped Soviet domination? Both Left and Right have argued that Yalta paved the way for the Cold War." "In this book, S. M. Plokhy gives the first comprehensive reassessment of the Yalta Conference since the end of the Cold War. Combing through archives in the United States and the UK, he found new documents recording Roosevelt's exchanges with his advisers and obtained British internal memos and minutes of cabinet meetings. He is the first historian of Yalta to have made use of Soviet documents that became available only after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He also draws extensively from published and unpublished diaries of secondary players, including Churchill's doctor and Roosevelt's daughter, to bring all of the characters to life."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Yalta Conference (1945 : I͡Alta, Ukraine)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
ISBN 9780670021413