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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Dallek Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 period…has never been more intelligently explored." —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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The story of what went wrong during the postwar period and what might have been if different decisions had been made has never been more intelligently explored. This seminal work deserves widespread attention.”

    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

  • “If Dallek proves anything (and he proves a great deal in this excellent book) it is how little room the “most talented and memorable government chiefs in modern history” had to act differently…Especially perceptive on domestic politics’ sway over foreign affairs.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “After WWII, the most destructive war in history, everyone yearned for a better world. Veteran historian Dallek delivers a shrewd analysis of why world leaders failed to deliver it…Perceptive.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bound to provoke debate, Dallek’s tome should engage the readership for world politics.”

    Booklist

  • “A well-reasoned examination of the poor decisions made by post–World War II world leaders…A sage scholarly study.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin | 3/2/2013

    " It was pretty clear to me which side of center Mr. Dallek stands on, but he still managed to present the issues of the day in a fairly clear light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Colin | 1/10/2013

    " Looks at the post-WWII era in a different light ---- perhaps Truman and the others got it completely wrong, establishing a national-security state that caused a long, deadly, costly cold war that is bleeding us dry still today? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Colin | 1/12/2011

    " Looks at the post-WWII era in a different light ---- perhaps Truman and the others got it completely wrong, establishing a national-security state that caused a long, deadly, costly cold war that is bleeding us dry still today?
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