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The Resource Berlin in the balance 1945-1949 : the blockade, the airlift, the first major battle of the cold war, Thomas Parrish

Berlin in the balance 1945-1949 : the blockade, the airlift, the first major battle of the cold war, Thomas Parrish

Label
Berlin in the balance 1945-1949 : the blockade, the airlift, the first major battle of the cold war
Title
Berlin in the balance 1945-1949
Title remainder
the blockade, the airlift, the first major battle of the cold war
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Parrish
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In June 1948, Soviet authorities in Germany announced a land blockade of the American, British, and French sectors of Berlin. Isolated more than one hundred miles within Soviet-occupied territory, western Berlin was in danger of running out of coal, food, and the courage to stand up to Joseph Stalin. Led by President Harry S. Truman, the Western Allies refused to back away from Berlin. Instead, they took to the air, packing passenger planes with coal, potatoes, flour, and other necessities. Berlin in the Balance tells the full, gripping story of this critical conflict - how it developed and how it played out. Through sources made available only after the fall of the USSR, we learn how Soviet leaders planned their strategy to drive out the West, what they feared, and what they hoped to achieve. The Berlin airlift stopped Stalin's expansion in Europe. It helped Truman win his upset election in 1948. And it set the course of East-West conflict for the next forty years. - Publisher
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
DD881
LC item number
.P27 1998b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Berlin in the balance 1945-1949 : the blockade, the airlift, the first major battle of the cold war, Thomas Parrish
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prize -- Frau ... komm! -- To the fantasy house -- Veils of understanding -- Unmitigated skepticism and despair -- The sinews and the curtain -- General and charge -- Power in the balance -- Irrevocably divided ... two hostile camps -- With dramatic suddenness -- A salami for the slicing -- A matter of money -- A few days' grace -- Anatomy of a response -- The Air Force can carry anything -- Gigantic tonnages in a max effort -- We stand here on the soil -- On Kremlin evenings -- No frenzy, no flap -- A la dynamite! -- We flew when birds walked -- Here comes a Yankee -- Parading for Easter -- Lake Success to Park Avenue -- The gates go up -- Epilogue : The stakes could hardly have been greater
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9780738201498
Lccn
99061239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42827761
  • (OCoLC)ocm42827761
Label
Berlin in the balance 1945-1949 : the blockade, the airlift, the first major battle of the cold war, Thomas Parrish
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prize -- Frau ... komm! -- To the fantasy house -- Veils of understanding -- Unmitigated skepticism and despair -- The sinews and the curtain -- General and charge -- Power in the balance -- Irrevocably divided ... two hostile camps -- With dramatic suddenness -- A salami for the slicing -- A matter of money -- A few days' grace -- Anatomy of a response -- The Air Force can carry anything -- Gigantic tonnages in a max effort -- We stand here on the soil -- On Kremlin evenings -- No frenzy, no flap -- A la dynamite! -- We flew when birds walked -- Here comes a Yankee -- Parading for Easter -- Lake Success to Park Avenue -- The gates go up -- Epilogue : The stakes could hardly have been greater
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9780738201498
Lccn
99061239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42827761
  • (OCoLC)ocm42827761

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