The complete diaries that Ivan Maisky, Soviet ambassador to London, kept between 1932 and 1943
Confiscated by Soviet authorities in the 1950s, the diaries of Ivan Maisky, the USSR's ambassador to Great Britain from 1932 to 1943, have been unearthed, annotated, and edited for publication in a three-volume set that Niall Ferguson predicts "will stand as one of the great achievements of twenty-first century historical scholarship." Maisky's revelations illuminate Soviet foreign policy in the years prior to and during World War II, providing fascinating perspectives on London's political life and climate, key figures and events, and the Kremlin rivalries that influenced Soviet policy.
Volume 1: The Rise of Hitler and the Gathering Clouds of War, 1932-1938
Volume 2: The Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact and the Battle of Britain, 1939-1940
Volume 3: The German Invasion of Russia and the Forging of the Grand Alliance, 1941-19
Gabriel Gorodetsky is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford, and emeritus professor of history at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia.