Setting the Mould: The United States and Britain, 1945-50 by Robin Edmonds lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
W. W. Norton & Co., 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: During the six years from the Yalta Conference to the dark hours of the Korean War at the end of 1950, the special relationship between the United States and Britain figured in virtually all the decisions that shaped the political structure of the world today.
In this superbly written volume, Robin Edmonds, a distinguished member of the British Foreign Service and shrewd commentator on postwar history, assesses from both sides the dramatic sequence of events and the men who sought to direct them on each side of the Atlantic the Potsdam Conference, the dropping of the atomic bomb, the Communist takeover in Eastern Europe, the Berlin Blockade, the forming of NATO, financial and economic crises in the reconstruction of Europe, as well as efforts to deal with Maos coming to power in China and the struggle to create a Jewish state in the Middle East.
Setting the Mould, already hailed as an insiders view of the special relationship, exploits much primary material that has not previously appeared in print, including papers that were meant to be collected and burned but nonetheless survived.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red Spine Strip with Pink boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[XXX] 349 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my History category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…