The Lost Peace

Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope: 1945-1953
Author(s): Robert Dallek
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Oct 19, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100092204
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062007087
Narrator/s: Jonathan Davis
Publisher: HarperAudio
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"Robert Dallek brings to this majestic work a profound understanding of history, a deep engagement in foreign policy, and a lifetime of studying leadership. The story of what went wrong during the postwar periodA?¦has never been more intelligently explored." A??Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Team of Rivals Robert Dalleck follows his bestselling Nixon and Kissenger: Partners in Power and An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 with this masterful account of the crucial period that shaped the postwar world. As the Obama Administration struggles to define its strategy for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Dallek's critical and compelling look at Truman, Churchill, Stalin, and other world leaders in the wake of World War II not only offers important historical perspective but provides timely insight on America's course into the future.

Professional reviews

"Concentrating on the years immediately after WWII but touching on events before the war's end and up to the Kennedy administration, Robert Dallek considers how the Cold War developed, looking critically at both sides of the East-West divide. Jonathan Davis keeps things scholarly, as a general rule, but also lively, adding a hint of menace to anecdotes about the paranoia in the Soviet Union, for example. With tensions recently flaring between North and South Korea, the long-ago events detailed here are still relevant. Listeners who have studied post-WWII history won't find much new, but it's a good outline of the era and its continuing impact. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"