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Author Dunn, Dennis J., author

Title Caught between Roosevelt & Stalin : America's ambassadors to Moscow / Dennis J. Dunn
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1998


Description 1 online resource (xii, 349 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. William C. Bullitt, 1933-1936 -- ch. 1. Stalin's kiss -- ch. 2. Russian and the state of grace -- ch. 3. "The donkey, the carrot, and the club" -- pt. 2. Joseph E. Davies, 1936-1938 -- ch. 4. "His brown eye is exceedingly kindly and gentle" -- ch. 5. "The system is now a type of capitalistic state socialism" -- ch. 6. "Less objective and more friendly" -- pt. 3. Laurence A. Steinhardt, 1939-1941 -- ch. 7. Old testament justice -- ch. 8. "A silent partner to Germany" -- ch. 9. "Comrade Stalin" becomes "Mr. Stalin" -- pt. 4. William H. Standley, 1942-1943 -- ch. 10. Secret message -- ch. 11. News conference -- ch. 12. Joseph Davies to the rescue -- pt. 5. W. Averell Harriman, 1943-1946 -- ch. 13. "Uncle Joe" -- ch. 14. "The Russian bear is biting" -- ch. 15. "The Russians have given so much."
Summary On November 16, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Commissar of Foreign Affairs Maxim Litvinov signed an agreement establishing diplomatic ties between the United States and the Soviet Union. Two days later Roosevelt named the first of five ambassadors he would place in Moscow between 1933 and 1945. Caught between Roosevelt and Stalin tells the dramatic and important story of these ambassadors and their often contentious relationships with the two most powerful men in the world. More than fifty years after his death, Roosevelt's foreign policy, especially regarding the Soviet Union, remains a subject of intense debate. Dennis Dunn offers an ambitious new appraisal of the apparent confusion and contradiction in Roosevelt's policy - one moment publicizing the four freedoms and the Atlantic Charter and the next moment giving tacit approval to Stalin's control of parts of Eastern Europe and northeast Asia. Dunn argues that "Rooseveltism," the president's belief that the Soviet Union and the United States were both developing into modern social democracies, blinded Roosevelt to the true nature of Stalin's brutal dictatorship despite repeated warnings from his ambassadors in Moscow
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-336) and index
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SUBJECT Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. fast (OCoLC)fst00032031
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 fast (OCoLC)fst00053304
Subject Ambassadors -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Ambassadors -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Diplomatic relations.
Buitenlandse betrekkingen.
SUBJECT United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945.
Subject Soviet Union.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813170745
Other Titles Caught between Roosevelt and Stalin