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The Resource Roosevelt's lost alliances : how personal politics helped start the Cold War, Frank Costigliola

Roosevelt's lost alliances : how personal politics helped start the Cold War, Frank Costigliola

Label
Roosevelt's lost alliances : how personal politics helped start the Cold War
Title
Roosevelt's lost alliances
Title remainder
how personal politics helped start the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Frank Costigliola
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1945, as the Allied victory in Europe was approaching, the shape of the postwar world hinged on the personal politics and flawed personalities of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. This book shows how FDR crafted a winning coalition by overcoming the differences among the three leaders. In particular, Roosevelt trained his famous charm on Stalin, rendering him more amenable to compromise. Yet, even as he pursued a lasting peace, FDR was alienating his own intimate circle of advisers. After his death, postwar cooperation depended on Harry Truman, who, with very different sensibilities, heeded the embittered "Soviet experts" his predecessor had kept distant. A Grand Alliance was painstakingly built and carelessly lost--the Cold War was by no means inevitable. This landmark study brings to light key overlooked documents, highlighting the interplay between national interests and more contingent factors, such as the personalities cultural differences of leaders. Foreign relations flowed from personal politics--a lesson pertinent to historians, diplomats, and citizens alike.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Costigliola, Frank
Dewey number
940.53/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D748
LC item number
.C67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Label
Roosevelt's lost alliances : how personal politics helped start the Cold War, Frank Costigliola
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223100484907
  • 31223100484899
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A portrait of the allies as young men : Franklin, Winston, and Koba -- From Missy to Molotov : the women and men who sustained the Big Three -- The personal touch : forming the alliance, January-August 1941 -- Transcending differences : Eden goes to Moscow and Churchill to Washington, December 1941 -- Creating the "family circle" : the torturous path to Tehran, 1942-43 -- "I've worked it out": Roosevelt's plan to win the peace and defy death, 1944-45 -- The diplomacy of trauma : Kennan and his colleagues in Moscow, 1933-46 -- Guns and kisses in the Kremlin : ambassadors Harriman and Clark Kerr encounter Stalin, 1943-46 -- "Roosevelt's death has changed everything" : Truman's first days, April-June 1945 -- The lost alliance : widespread anxiety and deepening ideology, July 1945-March 1946 -- Conclusion and epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 533 p.
Isbn
9780691121291
Lccn
2011025271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20120329-117
System control number
  • 724663202
  • (OCoLC)724663202
Label
Roosevelt's lost alliances : how personal politics helped start the Cold War, Frank Costigliola
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223100484907
  • 31223100484899
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A portrait of the allies as young men : Franklin, Winston, and Koba -- From Missy to Molotov : the women and men who sustained the Big Three -- The personal touch : forming the alliance, January-August 1941 -- Transcending differences : Eden goes to Moscow and Churchill to Washington, December 1941 -- Creating the "family circle" : the torturous path to Tehran, 1942-43 -- "I've worked it out": Roosevelt's plan to win the peace and defy death, 1944-45 -- The diplomacy of trauma : Kennan and his colleagues in Moscow, 1933-46 -- Guns and kisses in the Kremlin : ambassadors Harriman and Clark Kerr encounter Stalin, 1943-46 -- "Roosevelt's death has changed everything" : Truman's first days, April-June 1945 -- The lost alliance : widespread anxiety and deepening ideology, July 1945-March 1946 -- Conclusion and epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 533 p.
Isbn
9780691121291
Lccn
2011025271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20120329-117
System control number
  • 724663202
  • (OCoLC)724663202

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