Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty
It can seem as though the Cold War division of Europe was inevitable. But Stalin was more open to a settlement on the continent than is assumed. In this powerful reassessment of the postwar order, Norman Naimark returns to the four years after WWII to illuminate European leaders’ efforts to secure national sovereignty amid dominating powers.
Norman Naimark is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies.