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Not unbiased and not very new either
on 5 October 2009
For students of the second world war and of the cold war's origins this might have been a very important book. But there are not many new archival sources and Roberts has been airing these same ideas for quite some time.
His treatment of the origins of the cold war is - I think - deeply flawed. He acknowledges that Stalin's European policy was ideologically-driven but he wouldn't go as far as admitting that this was a crucial factor in the outbreak of the cold war.