Both a Times and Telegraph book of the year, Jonathan Fenby‘s Crucible is a page-turning account of the pivotal changes forged over thirteen turbulent months in 1947 and 1948.
Tracing the power vacuum that followed the Second World War and the powers that rushed to fill it, the narrative moves deftly between areas of great global change, including the unfolding Cold War in Europe, the establishment of the republics of India and Pakistan, the creation of the state of Israel and the final triumph of communist armies in China.
Jonathan is joined in conversation by Gideon Rachman, the chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times, whose most recent book Easternisation won the Orwell Journalism prize.
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