Overview

In diplomatic history, there is perhaps no better example of the rule of unintended consequences than the Yalta Conference. In 1945, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin met to ensure victory over Nazi Germany and a peaceable aftermath to World War II. But, as this illuminating short-form book by award-winning author Charles L. Mee, Jr., shows, the results were anything but. Stalin created the conditions that would lead to the Soviet Union's demise. Churchill was presiding over an empire in ...
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Overview

In diplomatic history, there is perhaps no better example of the rule of unintended consequences than the Yalta Conference. In 1945, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin met to ensure victory over Nazi Germany and a peaceable aftermath to World War II. But, as this illuminating short-form book by award-winning author Charles L. Mee, Jr., shows, the results were anything but. Stalin created the conditions that would lead to the Soviet Union's demise. Churchill was presiding over an empire in decline and attached Britain to the fortunes of the United States. Roosevelt, meanwhile, set America and the world on the path to the Cold War.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014974219
  • Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/9/2014
  • Series: Turning Points in History , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 532,747
  • File size: 765 KB

Meet the Author

Charles L. Mee, Jr., is the author of a dozen books of history, on such subjects as the origins of the Cold War, summit diplomacy, and the American Constitutional Convention. He was for some years the editor-in-chief of Horizon, a magazine of history, literature, and the arts. In recent years, he has written several dozen plays, which have been produced in New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, and southern India, among other places around the world. Among his many honors, he has received the award for lifetime achievement in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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