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Author Maĭskiĭ, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1884-1975, author.

Title The Maisky diaries : red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943 / edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky ; translated by Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready.

Publication Info. New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2015]

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 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  327.4704 MAISKY    Check Shelf
Description xlvii, 584 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Translated from the Russian.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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. Maisky was distinguished by his great sociability and access to the key players in British public life. Among his range of regular contacts were politicians (including Churchill, Chamberlain, Eden, and Halifax), press barons (Beaverbrook), ambassadors (Joseph Kennedy), intellectuals (Keynes, Sidney and Beatrice Webb), writers (George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells), and indeed royalty. His diary further reveals the role personal rivalries within the Kremlin played in the formulation of Soviet policy at the time.
Language Text translated from the Russian.
Subject Maĭskiĭ, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1884-1975.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1917-1945.
Ambassadors -- Great Britain -- Diaries.
Ambassadors -- Soviet Union -- Diaries.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain -- Sources.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union -- Sources.
Maĭskiĭ, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1884-1975. (OCoLC)fst00013702
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Ambassadors. (OCoLC)fst00806713
Diplomatic history. (OCoLC)fst01905576
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Majskij, Ivan Michajlovič, 1884-1975. (DE-588)118576534
Chronological Term 1917 - 1945
Genre/Form Diaries. (OCoLC)fst01423794
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
Added Author Gorodetsky, Gabriel, 1945- editor.
Added Title Red ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943
Standard No. 9780300180671
ISBN 9780300180671 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
0300180675 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
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