Saving Stalin by John Kelly audiobook

Saving Stalin: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Cost of Allied Victory in Europe

By John Kelly
Read by David de Vries

Hachette Books 9780306902772

Unabridged

Format : Retail CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781549161759

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    ISBN: 9781549161735

Runtime: 14.37 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In his trademark character-rich narrative style, John Kelly tells the story of how the relationship among Allied leaders forged victory in World War II--and created a new and dangerous post-war world.


In the summer of 1941, Harry Hopkins, Franklin Roosevelt's trusted advisor, arrived in Moscow to assess whether the US should send aid to Russia as it had to Britain. And unofficially he was there to determine whether Josef Stalin--the man who had starved four million Ukrainians to death in the early 1930s, another million in the purges of the late 1930s, and a further million in the labor camps of the Gulag--was worth saving. Hopkins sensed that saving Stalin was going to be a treacherous business.

In this powerful narrative, author John Kelly chronicles the turbulent wartime relationship between Britain, America, and the Soviet Union with a unique focus on unknown and unexplored aspects of the story, including how Britain and America employed the promise of a second front in France to restrain Soviet territorial ambitions and how the Soviets, in their turn, used threats of a separate peace with Germany to extract concessions from the western allies. Kelly paints a vivid picture of how the war impacted the relationship between the leaders and war managers among the Allies. In Saving Stalin, for the first time, the war becomes a major character, co-equal with the book's three other major characters: Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A remarkable recreation of the period. His exhaustive research covers every aspect.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Graves Are Walking
“This is narrative history at its finest.” John M. Barry, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: John Kelly

Author Bio: John Kelly

John Kelly is an independent scholar specializing in the intersection of European history with health, human behavior, and science. His books include The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People, The Most Devastating Plague of all Time, Three on the Edge, and Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain’s Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940, among others.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English