Yalta

Author: S. M. Plokhy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101189924
Size: 69.26 MB
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A major new history of the eight days in February 1945 when FDR, Churchill, and Stalin decided the fate of the world Imagine you could eavesdrop on a dinner party with three of the most fascinating historical figures of all time. In this landmark book, a gifted Harvard historian puts you in the room with Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt as they meet at a climactic turning point in the war to hash out the terms of the peace. The ink wasn't dry when the recriminations began. The conservatives who hated Roosevelt's New Deal accused him of selling out. Was he too sick? Did he give too much in exchange for Stalin's promise to join the war against Japan? Could he have done better in Eastern Europe? Both Left and Right would blame Yalta for beginning the Cold War. Plokhy's conclusions, based on unprecedented archival research, are surprising. He goes against conventional wisdom-cemented during the Cold War- and argues that an ailing Roosevelt did better than we think. Much has been made of FDR's handling of the Depression; here we see him as wartime chief. Yalta is authoritative, original, vividly- written narrative history, and is sure to appeal to fans of Margaret MacMillan's bestseller Paris 1919.

Munich

Author: Telford Taylor
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN:
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This definitive account of the 1938 Munich conference examines the personalities and issues that dominated the desperate negotiations during the days preceding World War II

The Price Of Peace

Author: Choon Hon Foong
Publisher: Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9789813068537
Size: 75.54 MB
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The Price Of Peace

Author: Stinson Jarvis
Publisher: Los Angeles [Calif.] : J.F. Rowny Press
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The Price Of Peace

Author: David Cortright
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847685578
Size: 53.96 MB
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In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a wide range of cases—from North Korea to South Africa to El Salvador and Bosnia—to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn societies. The book addresses the 'moral hazard' of incentives, the danger that they can be construed as bribes, concessions, or appeasement. The cases demonstrate that incentives can sometimes succeed when traditional methods—threats, sanctions, or force—fail or are too dangerous to apply.