The last chapters are given over to the defeat of Germany, the creation of the atomic bomb, and America’s first friction with Russia over nuclear weapons and their control.
This work embodies the judgment of a Russian historian, supported by factual documentation and careful analysis of the contemporary press, personal research confirmed by historical perspective, and critical examination of old, established interpretations grounded in new documentary sources that are published here for the first time. Western readers engaged in research on the relations of Russia, America, and European countries will now have those sources at their disposal
About the author: V. L. Malkov is a departmental head at the Institute for World History of the Russian Academy of Science and a professor at the Moscow State University. He has written more than 250 articles and ten monographs. Two of his latest works deal with Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the history of the “Manhattan Project.” He is now working on a book about Russian-American relations in the 20th century.
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An examination of America lead by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It is the history of co-ordinated efforts by a people and their leader to surmount both economic catastrophe and the burden of war. The unfolding drama gave Roosevelt a stage on which to display his greatness as both politician and statesman. During those gloomy years of crisis and war he emerged as the one who was absolutely indispensable to the country. Roosevelt’s reforms, which were not only the most important in American history but also greatly influenced the economic policies of other nations.