The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953

The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953

by Robert Dallek

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061628672
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,082,266
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert Dallek is the author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 and Nixon and Kissinger, among other books. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, and Vanity Fair. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

Part I A Wilderness Called Peace

1 London, Moscow, and Washington: Friends in Need 15

2 From Tehran to Roosevelt's Death 45

3 Collapse and Renewal 68

4 Hope and Despair 107

5 Irrepressible Conflicts? 146

6 The Triumph of Fear 179

Part II State of War

7 Cold War Illusions-and Realities 211

8 War by Other Means 241

9 The Military Solution 271

10 Limited War 301

11 Elusive Peace 333

Epilogue 363

Acknowledgments 371

Notes 373

Bibliography 395

Index 401

What People are Saying About This

Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Robert Dallek brings to this majestic work a profound understanding of history, a deep engagement in foreign policy, and a lifetime of studying leadership. This seminal work deserves widespread attention.”

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