Author: Plokhy S. M.
Brand: Penguin Books
Format: Bargain Price
Number Of Pages: 451
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“A colorful and gripping portrait of the three aging leaders at their historic encounter.” -The Wall Street Journal
For eight fateful days in 1945, three of the towering figures of the twentieth century-FDR, Churchill, and Stalin-met at a resort town on the Black Sea to decide on a strategy to defeat Germany and Japan, and to carve up the world. For more than sixty years, opinion has been bitterly divided on what they achieved. Did Yalta pave the way to the Cold War? Did FDR give too much to Stalin? In this groundbreaking book, Harvard historian S. M. Plokhy draws on newly declassified Soviet documents and unpublished diaries and letters of the participants to set the record straight.
The end of the Cold War has given scholars a chance to step back and take a more dispassionate look at those eight consequential days in February 1945. It is hard to imagine anyone doing so better than S.M. Plokhy in ‘Yalta: The Price of Peace’ … colorful and gripping … The Wall Street Journal Harvard historian S.M. Plokhy has produced a gripping narrative of the eight days in February 1945 when the Big Three – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin – convened the Yalta summit as World War II raged on. The Boston Globe
About the Author
Serhii Plokhii (Plokhy) is Mykhailo Hrushevsky professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University and the author of several award-winning books on Ukrainian and Russian history, including The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine (Oxford, 2001), The Origins of the Slavic Nations: Premodern Identities in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Cambridge, 2006), and Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the Past (Toronto, 2008). His revisionist account of the 1945 Yalta conference, Yalta: The Price of Peace was released by Viking Press on 4 February 2010, to mark the 65-th anniversary of the start of the Yalta Conference.
Release Date: 25-01-2011
Package Dimensions: 28x212x399