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War and peace, FDR's final odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945, Nigel Hamilton

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War and peace, FDR's final odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945, Nigel Hamilton
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [505]-556) and index
Illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
War and peace
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1060182613
Responsibility statement
Nigel Hamilton
Series statement
FDR at War series
Sub title
FDR's final odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945
Summary
To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton's three-part saga of FDR at war--proof that he was WWII's key strategist, even on his deathbed. Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy. Just as FDR was proven right by the D-day landings he had championed, so was he found to be mortally ill in the spring of 1944. He was the architect of a victorious peace that he would not live to witness. Using hitherto unpublished documents and interviews, Hamilton rewrites the famous account of World War II strategy given by Winston Churchill in his memoirs. Seventy-five years after the D-day landings we finally get to see, close-up and in dramatic detail, who was responsible for rescuing, and insisting upon, the great American-led invasion of France in June 1944, and why the invasion was led by Eisenhower. As FDR's D-day triumph turns to personal tragedy, we watch with heartbreaking compassion the course of the disease, and how, in the months left him as US commander in chief, the dying president attempted at Hawaii, Quebec, and Yalta to prepare the United Nations for an American-backed postwar world order. Now we know: even on his deathbed, FDR was the war's great visionary
Table Of Contents
Going to See Stalin -- Stonewall Roosevelt -- Triumph in Tehran -- Who Will Command Overlord? -- In Sickness and in Health -- D-Day -- the July Plot -- Quebec -- Yalta -- Warm Springs
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