This book reviews the strains between the United States and Great Britain that led to the Cold War as the result of personal characteristics of the leaders of the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain as well as of historical and ideological forces.
1. Introduction: The Grand Alliance 2. Yalta 3. After Yalta: The Rifts Begin 4. From V-E Day to Potsdam 5. The Potsdam Conference 6. The Far East 7. The Atomic Bomb: A New Dimension 8. The Coalition Unravels 9. The Adversaries 10. Epilogue