Years of Estrangement: American Relations With the Soviet Union, 1933-1941

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Years of Estrangement: American Relations With the Soviet Union, 1933-1941

By Thomas R. Maddux
University Presses of Florida, 1980
238 pp. $15.00
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This book fills a gap in the historiography of Soviet-American relations, but with emphasis almost exclusively on the American side of the equation. Maddux shows how numerous were the obstacles within the United States to Roosevelt's desire for improved relations with the Soviet Union. FDR's own inadequacy as a negotiator was not the least of these obstacles.