We are happy to report that the Ukrainian rights for How Finland Survived Stalin: From Winter War to Cold War, 1939-1950 by Kimmo Rentola, have been acquired by Laboratoria! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
Founded in 2020 as a non-fiction publisher, Laboratoria now features an extensive portfolio that includes fiction and non-fiction titles from Ukraine and abroad. Their non-fiction authors include Frank Wilczek, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Daniel Pink, Lawrence Reece, Irene Vallejo, etc.
HOW FINLAND SURVIVED STALIN is an award-winning overview of the vast and far-reaching influence that the decisions of Joseph Stalin had on the history of independent Finland.
Yale University Press has recently published the English edition of HOW FINLAND SURVIVED STALIN, expertly translated by Richard Robinson.
HOW FINLAND SURVIVED STALIN has now been sold to 6 territories!
Rights are available in, e.g., Germany, Italy, Netherlands, France, Spain, Japan, etc!
How Finland Survived Stalin: From Winter War to Cold War, 1939-1950
A dramatic and timely account of Stalin’s failed invasion of Finland in 1939, and the decade of wars and fraught relations that followed.
✓ Winner of the Lauri Jäntti Prize for non-fiction literature!
✓ Full English manuscript with updated introduction available!
How did Finland evade Joseph Stalin’s crosshairs three times? Did Stalin have a special relationship with Finland and the Finns? Why didn’t he continue the Soviet onslaught on Finland during the Winter War in 1940? Why did the dictator back down from his aspirations and demands towards Finland during the peace negotiations in 1944? Why did 1948 remain the year of an unfulfilled coup in Finland?
The answers lie in the relations between Finland and Russia. Joseph Stalin has been one of the individuals with the most influence on the history of independent Finland. The book focuses on the decisions of Stalin in which the entire existence or, at the very least, the essential nature of that existence, of Finland was at stake.
HOW FINLAND SURVIVED STALIN: FROM WINTER WAR TO COLD WAR, 1939-1950
STALIN JA SUOMEN KOHTALO
Otava, 2016, 240 pp.
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
GREECE: Papadopoulos Publishers
WORLD ENGLISH: Yale University Press