FDR & Stalin

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FDR & Stalin

A Not So Grand Alliance, 1943-1945

By Amos Perlmutter

University of Missouri, Hardcover, 9780826209108, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1993

Description

Perlmutter's hard-hitting, revisionist history of Roosevelt's foreign policy explores FDR's not-so-grand alliance with the ruthless Soviet leader. As the first Western scholar granted access to key foreign ministry documents recently declassified in the former Soviet Union, Perlmutter provides a provocative portrait of a popular leader whose failure to comprehend Stalin's long-range goals had devastating results for the postwar world.



About the Author
Amos Perlmutter is the author of many books including "The Life and Times of Menachem Begin," "Israel: The Partitioned State," and "Modern Authoritarianism." The first Western scholar granted access to key documents recently declassified in the former Soviet Union, Perlmutter is Professor of Political Science at the American University in Washington, D.C."


Praise For FDR & Stalin

"Mr. Perlmutter has accomplished a remarkable feat, as much entrepreneurial as scholarly, in coaxing out of the Russians a fascinating assortment of internal Soviet memoranda and telegraphic reports on the U.S.-Soviet relationship."—National Review



"Perlmutter's interpretation of the FDR-Stalin relationship emerges from a scholarly examination of new sources and confirms what many contemporary critics argued in the mid-1940s; namely, that the American President was a failure as a diplomat and that he contributed to the outbreak of the Cold War."—Presidential Studies Quarterly