My Dear Mr Stalin: The Complete Correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin.

Butler, Susan (ed.).

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The full correspondence is published here for the first time. It consists of over three hundred hot-war letters, beginning with Hitler's surprise attack on the Soviet Union and ending with FDR's surprise death in 1945. Allows a valuable insight into the relationship between two world leaders in a time of crisis.

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My Dear Mr. Stalin is the first publication that contains the complete correspondence between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin. This collection of more than three hundred hot-war messages, never before fully available in any language, is an invaluable primary source for understanding the relationship that developed between these two great world leaders during a time of supreme world crisis. The correspondence, secret at the time, begins with a letter Roosevelt wrote to Stalin offering aid to the Soviet Union following Hitler's surprise attack in 1941. It ends with a message that was an attempt to minimise the differences between the two leaders, approved by Roosevelt only minutes before his death in 1945. The book traces the evolution of their unique relationship, revealing the statesmanship of the two men and their thinking about the grave events of their time. An informative introduction to the volume and generous annotations set the letters in context.

Book Details

Author Butler, Susan (ed.).
Format 320
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Number of Pages 320
Catalogue Nov11
Catalogue book number 239