By Gordon Martel
Beneficial compilation of essays overlaying the key occasions of the 20 th century. status out from this total extraordinary physique of labor are the contributions at the undertones and factors of WW I (Martel's uniqueness) and 3 chapters on often-overlooked advancements resulting in WW II.
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Roger Louis, Imperialism at Bay (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977). The best in-depth survey of the wartime pressures on the British for decolonization. David Reynolds, In Command of History (London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 2004). The deﬁ nitive study of the writing of Churchill’s war memoir, and of how that written history squared with the events. Oleg A. , War and Diplomacy: The Making of the Grand Alliance (Amsterdam: Hardwood Academic, 1996). A collection of previously unpublished and unavailable documents from Soviet sources, this invaluable collection explains much of Stalin’s thinking in the 1941–3 period.
240. 8 Oleg A. , War and Diplomacy: The Making of the Grand Alliance (Amsterdam: Hardwood Academic, 1996), doc. 70 (record of talks between Molotov and Roosevelt, May 29, 1942), pp. 177–8. 9 Rzheshevsky, War and Diplomacy, doc. 38 (Moscow to Molotov, May 24, 1942), p. 122. 10 See all the documents in Rzheshevsky, War and Diplomacy, pp. 163–261, but especially docs. 71, 72, 81, 83, 94, and 100. Italics added. Molotov Remembers, ed. Felix Chuev and Albert Resis (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1993), pp. 45–6.
Invariably a period of rising superpower tension was followed by a thaw, while often a thaw was followed by another tense period. The short-lived Geneva détente, for instance, preceded the Berlin and Cuban missile crises, which were followed by a relatively quiet period in Europe in the 1960s, by détente in the early 1970s, then a further phase of rising superpower tension in the Third World by the mid1970s. ”2 Differences between the Western and Eastern Blocs The image of bipolarity masked the differences between these two blocs, however.
A Companion to International History 1900–2001 by Gordon Martel