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The Resource Churchill's Cold War : the politics of personal diplomacy, Klaus Larres

Churchill's Cold War : the politics of personal diplomacy, Klaus Larres

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Churchill's Cold War : the politics of personal diplomacy
Title
Churchill's Cold War
Title remainder
the politics of personal diplomacy
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Klaus Larres
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores Churchill's predilection for direct diplomatic action from his first tentative involvement in 1908 until his retirement as prime minister in 1955. Its principal focus is the period 1945-1955, during which the full force of Churchill's personal diplomacy was directed at sustaining Britain's great power status--in relation to the Soviet Union and the United States--at a time when its own economic power was declining. In particular, after October 1951 Churchill sought to revive with President Eisenhower and with Stalin's successors in Soviet Russia the "Big Three" summitry he saw as the most effective means to forestall a nuclear holocaust and achieve a lasting peace. Based on an exhaustive scrutiny of official documents and private archives in Europe and the United States, this book breaks vital new ground in terms of both Churchill scholarship and the international history of the Cold War
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DLC
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Churchill's Cold War : the politics of personal diplomacy, Klaus Larres
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [531]-570) and index
Contents
Churchill's summit diplomacy before the First World War: Anglo-German antagonism & attempts to negotiate with the Kaiser and Admiral Tirpitz (1908-1914) -- The politics of war: summit diplomacy with Roosevelt and Stalin & Churchill's anti-communism (1939-1945) -- Churchill and 'the United States of Europe': attempts to preserve Britain's world power status during World War II (1939-42) -- Churchill and the emergence of the post-war world: European regionalism, big three 'summitry' & Anglo-American difficulties (1943-45) -- Early Cold War years: Churchill's survival as leader of the conservative party & Attlee's interest in negotiating with Stalin (1945-47) -- Waiting in the wings: Churchill's summit diplomacy as post-war leader of the opposition (1945-51) -- Ever closer union? Churchill, 'summitry', and European integration in the post-War World (1945-52) -- Against all odds: Churchill's return to power, Anthony Eden's attempts at high-level talks & a visit to Harry Truman (1951-52) -- Between pessimism and new hope: Churchill, the Stalin note, and a new American president (1952-53) -- After Stalin: Churchill, the United States, and the 'new' men in the Kremlin -- Churchill's vision: proposals for overcoming the Cold War -- Triumph and tragedy: Churchill, the USA, and the uprising in East Germany -- Churchill's policy undermined: German-American collusion and the Western foreign ministers' talks in Washington -- The crusade continues: Churchill's recovery and his last summit conference -- Preparing a final attempt: Churchill's perseverance & his perceived agreement with Eisenhower -- At the end of the day: outrage in London, consternation in Washington, and disinterest in Moscow -- A prolonged farewell: Churchill's 'summitry' during his last months as prime minister
Control code
ocm48858207
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 583 p.
Isbn
9780300094381
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2002000830
Label
Churchill's Cold War : the politics of personal diplomacy, Klaus Larres
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [531]-570) and index
Contents
Churchill's summit diplomacy before the First World War: Anglo-German antagonism & attempts to negotiate with the Kaiser and Admiral Tirpitz (1908-1914) -- The politics of war: summit diplomacy with Roosevelt and Stalin & Churchill's anti-communism (1939-1945) -- Churchill and 'the United States of Europe': attempts to preserve Britain's world power status during World War II (1939-42) -- Churchill and the emergence of the post-war world: European regionalism, big three 'summitry' & Anglo-American difficulties (1943-45) -- Early Cold War years: Churchill's survival as leader of the conservative party & Attlee's interest in negotiating with Stalin (1945-47) -- Waiting in the wings: Churchill's summit diplomacy as post-war leader of the opposition (1945-51) -- Ever closer union? Churchill, 'summitry', and European integration in the post-War World (1945-52) -- Against all odds: Churchill's return to power, Anthony Eden's attempts at high-level talks & a visit to Harry Truman (1951-52) -- Between pessimism and new hope: Churchill, the Stalin note, and a new American president (1952-53) -- After Stalin: Churchill, the United States, and the 'new' men in the Kremlin -- Churchill's vision: proposals for overcoming the Cold War -- Triumph and tragedy: Churchill, the USA, and the uprising in East Germany -- Churchill's policy undermined: German-American collusion and the Western foreign ministers' talks in Washington -- The crusade continues: Churchill's recovery and his last summit conference -- Preparing a final attempt: Churchill's perseverance & his perceived agreement with Eisenhower -- At the end of the day: outrage in London, consternation in Washington, and disinterest in Moscow -- A prolonged farewell: Churchill's 'summitry' during his last months as prime minister
Control code
ocm48858207
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 583 p.
Isbn
9780300094381
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2002000830

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