The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953, by Dallek, Robert
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- ISBN: 9780061628672 | 0061628670
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/15/2011
Provocative, illuminating, and based on a lifetime of research, The Lost Peace is a penetrating look at the misjudgments that caused enormous strife and suffering during a most critical period in history: from the closing months of World War II through the early years of the Cold War. The men who led the world-principally Churchill, Stalin, de Gaulle, Mao, Truman, Syngman Rhee, and Kim II Sung-executed astonishingly unwise actions that propelled the nuclear arms race. The decisions of these great men, for better and often for worse, had profound consequences for the following decades, influencing relations and conflicts in China, Korea, the Middle East, and elsewhere around the globe.