The Complete Maisky Diaries

Author: Ivan Maisky
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300117820
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Diplomats

The terror and purges of Stalin's Russia in the 1930s discouraged Soviet officials from leaving documentary records let alone keeping personal diaries. A remarkable exception is the unique diary assiduously kept by Ivan Maisky, the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943. This selection from Maisky's diary, never before published in English, grippingly documents Britain's drift to war during the 1930s, appeasement in the Munich era, negotiations leading to the signature of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, Churchill's rise to power, the German invasion of Russia, and the intense debate over the opening of the second front.

The Maisky Diaries

Author: Gabriel Gorodetsky
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300180671
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Highlights of the extraordinary wartime diaries of Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to London

The Complete Maisky Diaries

Author: Ivan Maisky
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300117820
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Diplomats

The terror and purges of Stalin's Russia in the 1930s discouraged Soviet officials from leaving documentary records let alone keeping personal diaries. A remarkable exception is the unique diary assiduously kept by Ivan Maisky, the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943. This selection from Maisky's diary, never before published in English, grippingly documents Britain's drift to war during the 1930s, appeasement in the Munich era, negotiations leading to the signature of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, Churchill's rise to power, the German invasion of Russia, and the intense debate over the opening of the second front.

Churchill

Author: Andrew Roberts
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241205648
Release Date: 2018-10-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, ECONOMIST, DAILY TELEGRAPH, EVENING STANDARD, OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times A magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain's most acclaimed historians Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world. There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over forty new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill biography to depict him more intimately and persuasively than any of its predecessors. The book in no way conceals Churchill's faults and it allows the reader to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability see the big picture, his willingness to take risks and insistence on being where the action was, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments. Above all, it shows us the wellsprings of his personality - his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father's death) but aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else, his love of the British Empire, his sense of history and its connection to the present. During the Second World War, Churchill summoned a particular scientist to see him several times for technical advice. 'It was the same whenever we met', wrote the young man, 'I had a feeling of being recharged by a source of living power.' Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's emissary, wrote 'Wherever he was, there was a battlefront.' Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Churchill's essential partner in strategy and most severe critic in private, wrote in his diary, 'I thank God I was given such an opportunity of working alongside such a man, and of having my eyes opened to the fact that occasionally supermen exist on this earth.'

Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War

Author: Kevin Ruane
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472523471
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: History

Covering the development of the atomic bomb during the Second World War, the origins and early course of the Cold War, and the advent of the hydrogen bomb in the early 1950s, Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War explores a still neglected aspect of Winston Churchill's career – his relationship with and thinking on nuclear weapons. Kevin Ruane shows how Churchill went from regarding the bomb as a weapon of war in the struggle with Nazi Germany to viewing it as a weapon of communist containment (and even punishment) in the early Cold War before, in the 1950s, advocating and arguably pioneering “mutually assured destruction” as the key to preventing the Cold War flaring into a calamitous nuclear war. While other studies of Churchill have touched on his evolving views on nuclear weapons, few historians have given this hugely important issue the kind of dedicated and sustained treatment it deserves. In Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War, however, Kevin Ruane has undertaken extensive primary research in Britain, the United States and Europe, and accessed a wide array of secondary literature, in producing an immensely readable yet detailed, insightful and provocative account of Churchill's nuclear hopes and fears.

Der Churchill Faktor

Author: Boris Johnson
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608101126
Release Date: 2015-10-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

Messiaen

Author: Peter Hill
Publisher:
ISBN: 3795705916
Release Date: 2007
Genre:


Stafford Cripps in Moscow 1940 1942

Author: Sir Richard Stafford Cripps
Publisher: Mitchell Vallentine & Company
ISBN: UOM:39015068798787
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A country gentleman, Sir Stafford Cripps ascetic, vegetarian, and a devout Christian with a lucrative career at the bar cut an incongruous figure in British politics of the 1930s. By the time war broke out, his position among Labour's most radical backbenchers had made him an outcast. It was his fortuitous appointment as ambassador to Moscow in 1940 which secured for him a prominent position in the War Cabinet and later on a key role in Attlee's Labour government. His diary, which he meticulously kept while in Moscow, describes the metamorphosis in his political fortune. As significant is the witness he bears to the dramatic turnabouts of the war: the German-Soviet collaboration following the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, the perfidious German invasion of Russia on 22 June 1941, and the emergence of the Grand Alliance. The diary offers candid glimpses of diplomatic life in Moscow and of the Kremlin on the eve of the war and reflects the sombre mood in the following months as the Wehrmac

Liebe deinen N chsten

Author: E.M. Remarque
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462317510
Release Date: 2017-11-09
Genre: Fiction

»Selbst dort, wo er zurückblickt, ist es die Gegenwart, die er anspricht.« Wilhelm von Sternburg über Erich Maria Remarque. Das Schicksal einer kleinen Gruppe politischer Flüchtlinge in den Jahren 1937–1938: Auf der Flucht in die Schweiz über Wien und Prag sind sie auch im benachbarten Ausland nicht vor der Verfolgung durch die Nazis sicher. Umgeben von Denunzianten, ohne Pass und Wohnung werden sie in die Illegalität getrieben. In Paris spitzt sich ihre Situation dramatisch zu. »Das Buch hat etwas von der Qualität der Bergpredigt, etwas von der Einfachheit aller großen Poesie.« Chicago Daily News

Stalin

Author: Oleg Chlewnjuk
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 9783641153496
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Der Diktator und seine Herrschaft. Ein neuer Blick auf Stalin. Am Morgen des 1. März 1953, kurz nachdem er seinen engsten Führungszirkel verabschiedet hat, erleidet Josef Stalin in seiner Datscha bei Moskau einen Schlaganfall. Wenige Tage später ist er tot. Oleg Chlewnjuk, einer der führenden Stalinismus-Experten, nimmt diese letzten Lebenstage zum Ausgangspunkt einer beeindruckenden Biographie – auf Grundlage bisher unbekannter Quellen aus sowjetischen Archiven eröffnet sie einen neuen Blick auf den Diktator und seine Herrschaft. So spiegelt sich in Stalins letzten Tagen nicht nur der eigentümliche Charakter seines Regimes, auch seine intimste Umgebung gerät ins Blickfeld. Die Phase des Abschieds erschließt zudem eine neue Perspektive auf die wichtigsten Stationen seines Lebens: Kindheit und Jugend in Georgien, der Weg vom jungen Revolutionär zum politischen Führer und grausamen Despoten, der Kampf gegen Nazi-Deutschland, der Beginn des Kalten Krieges. Chlewnjuk durchleuchtet die elitären Machtzirkel des Kremls, die Stalin umgeben – und zeigt damit, wie untrennbar die Person des Diktators mit der Geschichte des sowjetischen Terrors verknüpft ist.

Mein Leben oder ein Haufen unvollkommener Momente

Author: Peter Bognanni
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446259683
Release Date: 2018-01-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Getroffen haben sich Tess und Jonah nur ein einziges Mal. Obwohl sie sieben Monate zusammen waren. In dieser Zeit haben sie alles miteinander geteilt per Chat, Facebook, Tweets, haben sich herzzerreißende E-Mails geschrieben, ihr Innerstes preisgegeben, sich gegenseitig ihre Liebe erklärt. Und trotzdem hat Tess es nicht kommen sehen: Jonahs Selbstmord. Doch Tess sendet weiter Nachrichten an Jonah, ihre erste Liebe. Es ist ihre Art, die Trauer zu verarbeiten. Und eines Tages erhält sie tatsächlich Antwort ... Ein außergewöhnlicher Roman über Tod und Abschied in Zeiten von Social Media und darüber, dass jedem Ende ein neuer Anfang – und vielleicht sogar eine neue Liebe – innewohnt.

Das Siedlungswesen in der Roessener Kultur und in der Postroessener Epoche

Author: Friedrichkarl Steurich
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 3631668945
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: History

Der Autor besieht architektonische Besonderheiten, zeigt widerspruchliche Befunde auf und untersucht die markanten Eigenarten der Rossener Kultur (ca. 4750/4700 - 4600/4550 BC), der Bischheimer Gruppe (ca. 4600/4450 4450/4400 BC) und der Michelsberger Kultur (ca. 4300 3500 BC). "