Between the Revolution and the West is the first complete biography of Maxim M. Litvinov, a Bolshevik revolutionary who began his professional life running guns into Tsarist Russia and eventually became the leading Soviet diplomat in the turbulent 1930s.
1. From Bialystok to Britain 2. Diplomatic Baptism: The First Soviet Representative to Britain 3. Keeping the Lines Open: Litvinov and the West, 1918–1920 4. The Conferences at Genoa and the Hague 5. Litvinov and the Origins of Soviet Disarmament Policy: The Moscow Conference of 1922 6. Years of Drift and Waiting, 1923–1927 7. Propaganda and Disarmament, 1927–1928 8. Becoming the New Foreign Commissar 9. Litvinov and Soviet Foreign Policy on the Eve of Hitler's Ascendency 10. Reorienting Soviet Foreign Policy 11. The Franco-Soviet Mutual Assistance Pact 12. The Decline and Fall of Litvinov 13. The Last Years