FDR at War

FDR at War

War and Peace : FDR's Final Odyssey : D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945

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Houghton
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.

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.

“A first-class, lens-changing work.” —James N. Mattis, former United States Secretary of Defense


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Using hitherto unpublished documents and interviews, Hamilton rewrites the famous account of World War II strategy given by Winston Churchill in his memoirs.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.


Baker & Taylor
The final book in a history of FDR at war describes how the terminally ill president championed the successful D-Day landings but didn't live long enough to see the victorious peace he designed. 40,000 first printing.

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& Taylor

Draws from previously unpublished documents and interviews to recount how the terminally-ill president championed the successful D-Day landings but did not live long enough to see victory in World War II.

Publisher: Canada : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019
ISBN: 9780544876804
Characteristics: 592 pages
Alternative Title: War and Peace

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