Dr. Stuart Goldman's book "Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II" has made its opening on May 12, 2012, at the Mongolian Embassy to the United States. Stuart D.Goldman is a scholar in residence at the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research in Washington, D.C.
From 1979-2009, he was the senior specialist in the Russian and Eurasian political and military affairs at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Stuart Goldman told a detailed introduction to the attending of over 60 guests that the book was published after being developed for over 30 years from the times of his undergrad student years.
He used Japanese
, Russian and western sources in the book, where he talks about the historical circumstances and reasons of the Khalkh River (Khalkhyn gol) battle that occurred in 1939, right before the outbreak of a world war, and further effects of the Soviet-Mongol joint army’s victory over the Kwantung Army of Japan.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from Mongolia to the U.S.A. Kh.Bekhbat made an opening speech at the ceremony, during which he emphasized the contribution of Dr. Stuart Goldman’s book in the contemporary Mongolian historical studies as it contrasts the Khalkh River battle that was not much reflected in world political and geopolitical history previously. He also expressed his pleasure that the book was reaching the hands of readers coinciding with the 25th Anniversary of Mongolia-American Diplomatic Relations
, reported the Mongolian Embassy to the United State of America.