Roosevelt's Lost Alliances : How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War
By: Costigliola, Frank.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (545 p.).ISBN: 9781400839520.Subject(s): Cold war -- Diplomatic history | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Roosevelt's Lost Alliances : How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold WarDDC classification: 940.5322 LOC classification: D748Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Key Players; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Portrait of the Allies as Young Men: Franklin, Winston, and Koba; Chapter 2 From Missy to Molotov: The Women and Men Who Sustained the Big Three; Chapter 3 The Personal Touch: Forming the Alliance, January-August 1941; Chapter 4 Transcending Differences: Eden Goes to Moscow and Churchill to Washington, December 1941; Chapter 5 Creating the "Family Circle": The Tortuous Path to Tehran, 1942-43; Chapter 6 "I've Worked It Out": Roosevelt's Plan to Win the Peace and Defy Death, 1944-45
Chapter 7 The Diplomacy of Trauma: Kennan and His Colleagues in Moscow, 1933-46Chapter 8 Guns and Kisses in the Kremlin: Ambassadors Harriman and Clark Kerr Encounter Stalin, 1943-46; Chapter 9 "Roosevelt's Death Has Changed Everything": Truman's First Days, April-June 1945; Chapter 10 The Lost Alliance: Widespread Anxiety and Deepening Ideology, July 1945-March 1946; Conclusion and Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Bibliographical Note; Notes; Index
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. Roosevelt's Lost Alliances captures this moment and shows how FDR crafted a winning coalition by overcoming the different habits, upbringings, sympathies, and past experiences of the three leaders. In particular, Roosevelt trained his famous charm on Stalin, lavishing respect on him, salving his insecurities, and rendering him more amenable to compromise on some matters. Yet, even as
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