The Deadly Embrace

The Deadly Embrace

by Anthony Read, David Fisher
     
 

“So firmly based upon a close reading of the secondary literature and printed documents, as well as upon archival soundings and interviews, and told with such a sense for the essential drama of the story, that it is easily the most comprehensive and the most interesting history of the Nazi-Soviet pact that we possess.” —Gordon A. Craig, New York

Overview

“So firmly based upon a close reading of the secondary literature and printed documents, as well as upon archival soundings and interviews, and told with such a sense for the essential drama of the story, that it is easily the most comprehensive and the most interesting history of the Nazi-Soviet pact that we possess.” —Gordon A. Craig, New York Review of Books
An engrossing account of the mutual nonaggression treaty signed by Hitler and Stalin in 1939, and the historical events it produced. Here readers will be able to view the dramatic story of the circumstances behind the signing, and twenty-two months later, the breaking of this notorious pact.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Writing of one of the most unlikely alliances in history, the authors describe the ``monstrous chess game'' the two dictators played, using whole countries as pieces, while preparing for a battlefield confrontation that would rival anything before or since in bloodshed. PW declared, ``There is new material throughout this majestic narrative.'' Photos. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393306514
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.62(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Read is the author of many books, most recently The Devil’s Disciples: Hitler’s Inner Circle. He lives in England.

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