The Lost Peace: Leadership from 1945-1953

WED, OCT 20, 2010 (1:27)

In a striking reinterpretation of the postwar years, historian Robert Dallek examines what drove leaders around the globe—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Mao, de Gaulle, and Truman—to rely on traditional power politics, and points out the lessons we can draw from their mistakes.

Robert Dallek is a historian specializing in U.S. presidents and was a history professor at Boston University.

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Robert Dallek is a historian specializing in U.S. presidents and was a history professor at Boston University. Previously, he taught at Columbia University, UCLA, and Oxford University.

Dallek is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians, where served as president in 2004-2005.

He is the author of ten books, including The New York Times best-sellers, An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, and Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history for the latter book.

Dallek is the recipient of the Bancroft Prize and numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching.

Partner
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Series
Our Democracy Series