Author(s): Robert Dallek
A reinterpretation of the postwar years. It examines what drove Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, De Gaulle, and Truman, among others, the leaders of some of the most powerful and populous nations around the globe, to rely on traditional power politics in spite of the catastrophic violence they had endured.
"An excellent book." - "he New York Times Book Review"
Robert Dallek is the author of Nixon and Kissinger and An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, among other books. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The 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. He lives in Washington, D.C.