My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin

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Susan Butler
Yale University Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 361 pages
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My Dear Mr. Stalin is the first publication that contains the complete correspondence between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin. This collection of more than three hundred hot-war messages, never before fully available in any language, is an invaluable primary source for understanding the relationship that developed between these two great world leaders during a time of supreme world crisis.

The correspondence, secret at the time, begins with a letter Roosevelt wrote to Stalin offering aid to the Soviet Union following Hitler's surprise attack in 1941. It ends with a message that was an attempt to minimize the differences between the two leaders, approved by Roosevelt only minutes before his death in 1945. The book traces the evolution of their unique relationship, revealing the statesmanship of the two men and their thinking about the grave events of their time. An informative introduction to the volume and generous annotations set the letters in context.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Correspondence
33
Appendix
327
List of Abbreviations
331
Notes
333
Selected Bibliography
341
Document Source Notes
345
Index
349
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SUSAN BUTLER is the author of East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart.

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