Six months in 1945 : FDR, Stalin, Churchill and Truman--from world war to cold war / by Michael Dobbs.

By: Dobbs, Michael, 1950-Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2013Copyright date: ©2012Edition: First Vintage Books editionDescription: xvi, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0307456676; 9780307456670Subject(s): Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 | Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 | Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 | Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Cold War (1945-1989) | World War (1939-1945) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history | World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace | World politics -- 1945-1955 | United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States | Cold War -- Diplomatic history | Peace | Diplomacy | Diplomatic history | Diplomatic relations | World politics | Soviet Union | United States | 1939-1955DDC classification: 940.53/22 LOC classification: D749 | .D63 2013
Contents:
"The best I could do". Roosevelt : February 3 ; Stalin : February 4 ; Churchill : February 5 ; Poland : February 6 ; Grand Design : February 10 ; Euphoria : February 13 -- "An Iron Curtain is drawn down". Comrade Vyshinsky : February 27 ; "An impenetrable veil" : March 7 ; Death of a President : April 12 ; The neophyte and the Commissar : April 23 ; Linkup : April 25 ; Victory : May 8 ; "The salvation of the world" : May 26 ; Atomic poker : June 1 ; Red Empire : June 24 -- "A peace that is no peace". Berlin : July 4 ; Terminal : July 16 ; Loot : July 23 ; "FINIS" : July 26 ; Hiroshima : August 6 ; After the bomb.
Summary: A riveting account of the pivotal six-month period spanning the end of World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the beginning of the Cold War.
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Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-402) and index.

A riveting account of the pivotal six-month period spanning the end of World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the beginning of the Cold War.

"The best I could do". Roosevelt : February 3 ; Stalin : February 4 ; Churchill : February 5 ; Poland : February 6 ; Grand Design : February 10 ; Euphoria : February 13 -- "An Iron Curtain is drawn down". Comrade Vyshinsky : February 27 ; "An impenetrable veil" : March 7 ; Death of a President : April 12 ; The neophyte and the Commissar : April 23 ; Linkup : April 25 ; Victory : May 8 ; "The salvation of the world" : May 26 ; Atomic poker : June 1 ; Red Empire : June 24 -- "A peace that is no peace". Berlin : July 4 ; Terminal : July 16 ; Loot : July 23 ; "FINIS" : July 26 ; Hiroshima : August 6 ; After the bomb.

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Born in 1948 Michael Dobb was Chief of Staff and later Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. He has a doctorate in nuclear defense studies. Dobbs has also been Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, he presented the BBC TV current affairs program Despatch Box and was a columnist for The Mail on Sunday.

Dobbs recently penned the hugely acclaimed theatre play, 'The Turning Point'. He is also the author of the Harry Jones Thrillers, Churchill Novels, and the Parliamentary Novels Series. The immensely popular Netflix series House of Cards is based on book 1 of the Parliamentary Novels by the same name.

Michael became Lord Dobbs of Wylye in December 2010 after a long career in and around politics.

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