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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: October 2010 ISBN: 9780062007087
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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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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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About the Author
Author Robert Dallek

Robert Dallek is the author of Nixon and Kissinger, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller, and a classic two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant, among other books. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, and Vanity Fair. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, for which he served as president in 2004–2005, and has won the Bancroft Prize, among numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching. He lives in Washington, DC.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.