Russia's Life-Saver : Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II
Russia's Life-Saver brilliantly examines the diplomatic rationale for and results of the U.S. decision to grant over $12 billion in Lend-Lease aid to Soviet Russia during World War II. Author Albert L. Weeks wields many facts and statistics never before published in the U.S. Of particular interest is the statement by Soviet Army Marshal Georgy K. Zhukov that U.S. Lend-Lease aid was indispensable, despite Soviet propaganda that sought to minimize its importance.
- Hardback | 186 pages
- 157.5 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
- 01 Mar 2004
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The "Arsenal of Democracy" Chapter 3 Stalin and America Chapter 4 Historical Roots of Lend-Lease-1 Chapter 5 Historical Roots of Lend-Lease-2 Chapter 6 Historical Roots of Lend-Lease-3 Chapter 7 Western-Soviet Relations Before Barbarossa Chapter 8 The "Strange Alliance" Is Born Chapter 9 Summation: Will the Debt Be Repaid? Chapter 10 Appendix: Mutual Aid Agreement between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, June 11, 1942
Russia's Life-Saver lifts the curtain on exactly how crucial U.S. Lend-Lease aid was to the USSR's eventual success against Germany in World War II. Until now, all we in the West could really do was guess. We of course knew what we had lent (the numerator) but we didn't know what the secretive Soviets needed (the denominator). Using new evidence from previously-closed Russian archives and new research by native Russian historians, and offering gripping conclusions, Dr. Weeks sets the record straight about this truly pivotal period of twentieth-century history. -- Kenneth MacWilliams, U.S. private investor in Russia since 1991; former Wall Street executive
About Albert L. Weeks
Albert L. Weeks has been an expert on Soviet Russia for more than fifty years. Weeks has served as a journalist, policy analyst, and professor and is credited with coining the name Sputnik while working for Newsweek in 1957. His books include Stalin's Other War (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).