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Book Review from H-Diplo, H-Net:
REVIEW published on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Author: Roger Moorhouse
Reviewer: Steven M. Miner
Miner on Moorhouse, ‘The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact With Stalin, 1939-41′

Roger Moorhouse. The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact With Stalin, 1939-41. New York: Basic Books, 2014. 432 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03075-0.
Reviewed by Steven M. Miner (Ohio University)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach


Seventy-five years after it was signed in August 1939, the Nazi-Soviet Pact has lost none of its allure for historians and readers alike. Little wonder. The pact was the great pivot point of the twentieth century and thus of modern history: in a secret protocol, the signatories divided east-central Europe into spheres of influence between their two totalitarian empires, Nazi Germany and the Communist USSR. The agreement assured Adolf Hitler that Moscow would not ally with the British and French to thwart his plans to redraw the…

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