From War to Cold War 1942-48 by Roy Douglas soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London & Basingstoke: The Macmillan Press, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: In the middle of the Second World War, most people in the allied countries expected the Big Three to cooperate closely in tasks of peace and reconstruction. Yet the term Iron Curtain was being used by Churchill before the conflict was over, and within a short time people spoke of cold war. By 1948, many expected a shooting war. What had happened to shatter the hopeful illusions?
Roy Douglas attempts to answer that question in the light of both British and American documents many of which have only very recently become available to scholars. The story he tells reveals intense disputes both within and between the wartime allies.
The picture here drawn of the world and particularly Europe in the immediate aftermath of the war suggests that the menace of communism to the whole Eurasian continent was a great deal more immediate than is generally realised.
This book will prove controversial and intensely challenging.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.