Russia's Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II

Front Cover
Lexington Books, Jan 29, 2004 - History - 186 pages
0 Reviews
'The United States is a country of machines. Without the use of these machines through Lend-Lease, we would lose this war.' —Josef Stalin (1943), quoted in W. Averell Harriman and Elie Abel, Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946, Random House, N.Y., 1975, p. 277 The United States shipped more than $12 billion in Lend-Lease aid to Stalin's Russia during World War II. Materials lent, beginning in late 1941 before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, included airplanes and tanks, locomotives and rails, construction materials, entire military production assembly lines, food and clothing, aviation fuel, and much else. Lend-Lease is now recognized by post-Soviet Russian historians as essential to the Soviet war effort. Wielding many facts and statistics never before published in the U.S., author Albert L. Weeks keenly analyzes the diplomatic rationale for and results of this assistance. Russia's Life-Saver is a brilliant contribution to the study of U.S.-Soviet relations and its role in World War II.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter 01 Introduction
1
Chapter 02 The Arsenal of Democracy
11
Chapter 03 Stalin and America
31
Chapter 04 Historical Roots of LendLeaseI
52
Chapter 05 Historical Roots of LendLeaseII
65
Chapter 06 WesternSoviet Relations before Barbarossa
86
Chapter 07 The Strange Alliance Is Born
107
Will the Debt Be Repaid?
128
Chapter 01 Introduction
1
Chapter 02 The Arsenal of Democracy
11
Chapter 03 Stalin and America
31
Chapter 04 Historical Roots of LendLeaseI
52
Chapter 05 Historical Roots of LendLeaseII
65
Chapter 06 WesternSoviet Relations before Barbarossa
86
Chapter 07 The Strange Alliance Is Born
107
Will the Debt Be Repaid?
128

June 11 1942
137
Tables
141
Bibliography
153
Index
165
About the Author
175
Contents
v
Preface
ix
June 11 1942
137
Tables
141
Bibliography
153
Index
165
About the Author
175
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

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).

Bibliographic information