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Author Weeks, Albert Loren, 1923-

Title Russia's life-saver : lend-lease aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II / Albert L. Weeks.

Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2004]
©2004

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 UniM Bail  940.532273 WEEK    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 175 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-164) and index.
Contents Assistance to Communist U.S.S.R. 4 -- Role of Soviet "Agents of Influence" 7 -- Today's Assessments 7 -- 2 "Arsenal of Democracy" 11 -- America Edges toward War 12 -- American Factor 14 -- Stalin Zigzags 15 -- Two-Pronged Approach 18 -- "American Colossus" 20 -- Birth of Lend-Lease 22 -- Lend-Lease Underway 25 -- Soviet Propaganda on Lend-Lease 28 -- 3 Stalin and America 31 -- Dealing with the Man in Charge, Stalin 32 -- Stalin's Weapon of Diplomacy 38 -- Stalin and FDR 39 -- Spies and Agents of Influence 41 -- Armand Hammer's Role 49 -- 4 Historical Roots of Lend-Lease--I 52 -- Traditional Russian-American Ties 54 -- Earliest Phase of Friendship 55 -- Russia in the American Northwest 58 -- Russia and the American Civil War 59 -- "Seward's Folly" 63 -- 5 Historical Roots of Lend-Lease--II 65 -- Russian-American Economic Ties 65 -- Earliest Period of U.S. Technological Assistance 68 -- Assistance in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 71 -- Railroad Building 72 -- Agricultural Machinery 74 -- U.S. Railroad Commission in Russia, 1917 76 -- Miscellaneous Technological Assistance 78 -- U.S. Technological Aid during the Soviet Period 80 -- 6 Western-Soviet Relations before "Barbarossa" 86 -- Ambivalence toward Germany 87 -- America at a Distance 89 -- Perishable Nazi-Soviet Alliance 90 -- Warming toward the U.S.? 92 -- New Tensions with Germany 93 -- Shift toward the West 94 -- Preinvasion Detente Trend 96 -- "Ignoring" Warnings of Attack 98 -- Welles-Umansky Talks 99 -- Demarche 103 -- 7 "Strange Alliance" Is Born 107 -- Great Patriotic War Begins 108 -- Onwards to Aid 110 -- First U.S.-Soviet Lend-Lease Talks 111 -- Planning the Main Routes 112 -- "The Russians Are Coming" 114 -- Lend-Lease Details 115 -- Trusting and Verifying 121 -- Vital Food Aid 122 -- Spasibo ... But ... 124 -- 8 Summation: Will the Debt Be Repaid? 128 -- Silver Bullion to Stalin 129 -- Settling the Debt Issue 133 -- "Gratitude Factor" 135 -- Appendix Mutual Aid Agreement between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: June 11, 1942 137 -- Table I Lend-Lease Shipments to the Soviet Union by Time Period, etc. 141 -- Table II Aircraft Deliveries to the Soviet Union (by Route) 144 -- Table III Aircraft Deliveries to the Soviet Union (by Type and Route) 145 -- Table IV Vehicles Delivered to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease Program 146 -- Table V Random Exports to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease Program 147 -- Table VI Distribution of Tonnage by Ship Registry (Vessels Involved in the Transfer of Lend-Lease to the Soviet Union) 152 -- Table VII Cargo Shipped from the Western Hemisphere to the Soviet Union 152.
Subject Lend-lease operations (1941-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Military relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Military relations -- United States.
ISBN 0739107364 (alk. paper)