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Franklin And Winston

Author: Douglas Wood
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763633836
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Describes the month-long visit between world leaders Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt in December 1941, during which they discussed the strategies of the Allied powers in World War II and how to sustain peace after the war would end.

Franklin And Winston

Author: Jon Meacham
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1783783680
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Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of the 'Greatest Generation'. In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in the Second World War. It was a crucial and unique friendship: a president and a prime minister spending an enormous amount of time together and exchanging nearly two thousand messages. Amid cocktails and cigars, they met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park and Casablanca, talking to each other of war, the burden of command, their health, their wives and their children. Meacham's new sources, including unpublished letters of Roosevelt's great secret love, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman and interviews with the few survivors who were in Roosevelt's and Churchill's joint company, shed fresh light on the characters of both men as he engagingly chronicles the hours in which they decided the course of the struggle. Meacham has written the definitive account of the most remarkable friendship of the modern age.

Franklin E Winston

Author: JON MEACHAM
Publisher: Editora Record
ISBN: 9788501069870
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Em 'Franklin e Winston', Jon Meacham explora o relacionamento e os acordos entre dois grandes líderes, homens que pilotaram o mundo livre rumo à vitória durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Nascidos no século XIX e formadores das diretrizes históricas do século XX, o presidente americano Franklin Roosevelt e o primeiro-ministro britânico Winston Churchill tinham muito em comum - filhos da elite inglesa e americana, estudantes de história, estrategistas e políticos de primeira, viciados em poder. Meacham teve acesso a fontes inéditas, entre elas as cartas da amante de Roosevelt, para traçar o perfil dos dois homens e uma radiografia de seu relacionamento. Aqui, ele se preocupa em mostrar os dois lados desses líderes, justapondo e contrapondo pensamentos e estratégias tanto de suas mentes militares e políticas quanto de sua personalidade íntima. O resultado é um livro saboroso, que mostra que Roosevelt era melhor político; Churchill um ser humano mais amoroso. Quando Hitler dominava o continente, contemplando o outro lado do Canal da Mancha, Winston Churchill ficou sozinho e devolveu o olhar. 'Franklin e Winston' mostra que antes de serem monumentos, eles eram homens. 'Para ser justo com um grande homem, é preciso criticá-lo com discernimento,' escreveu Churchill. 'Falar efusivamente, por mais que sacie, é sempre insípido.' Seus defeitos pessoais - o fingimento de Roosevelt, o egocentrismo de Churchill - eram, em certos momentos, virtudes políticas. A conexão Roosevelt-Churchill foi, como disse Eleanor Roosevelt, 'uma amizade feliz'.

Roosevelt And The Holocaust

Author: Robert L. Beir
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626363668
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The year was 1932. At age fourteen Robert Beir’s journey through life changed irrevocably when a classmate called him a “dirty Jew.” Suddenly Beir encountered the belligerent poison of anti-Semitism. The safe confines of his upbringing had been violated. The pain that he felt at that moment was far more hurtful than any blow. Its memory would last a lifetime. Beir’s experiences with anti-Semitism served as a microcosm for the anti-Semitism among the majority of Americans. That year, a politician named Franklin Delano Roosevelt ascended to the presidency. Over the next twelve years, he became a scion of optimism and carried a refreshing, unbridled confidence in a nation previously mired in fear and deeply depressed. His policies and ethics saved the capitalist system. His strong leadership and unwavering faith helped to defeat Hitler. The Jews of America revered President Roosevelt. To a young Robert Beir, Roosevelt was an American hero. In mid-life, however, Beir experienced a conflict. New research was questioning Roosevelt’s record regarding the Holocaust. He felt compelled to embark on a historian’s quest, asking only the toughest questions of his childhood hero, including: • How much did President Roosevelt know about the Holocaust? • What could Roosevelt have done? • Why wasn’t there an urgent rescue effort? In answering these questions and others, Robert Beir has done a masterful job. This book is graphically written, well-researched, and provocative. The portrait depicted of a man he once thought to be morally incorruptible amidst a circumstance of moral bankruptcy is truly unforgettable.

Fdr And The American Crisis

Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385753616
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The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin, is a must-have for anyone searching for President's Day reading. Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had every opportunity in front of him. As a young man, he found a path in politics and quickly began to move into the public eye. That ascent seemed impossible when he contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. But with a will of steel he fought the disease—and public perception of his disability—to become president of the United States of America. FDR used that same will to guide his country through a crippling depression and a horrendous world war. He understood Adolf Hitler, and what it would take to stop him, before almost any other world leader did. But to accomplish his greater goals, he made difficult choices that sometimes compromised the ideals of fairness and justice. FDR is one of America’s most intriguing presidents, lionized by some and villainized by others. National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin explores the life of a fascinating, complex man, who was ultimately one of the greatest leaders our country has known.

Historical Dictionary Of The 1940s

Author: James Gilbert Ryan
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 076562107X
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Contains entries for individuals, institutions, and events, focusing mostly on the U.S. Entries cover topics in science, history, literature, theater and entertainment, and many other areas.

Roosevelt And Stalin

Author: Susan Butler
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101874627
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A hugely important book that solely and fully explores for the first time the complex partnership during World War II between FDR and Stalin, by the editor of My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin (“History owes a debt to Susan Butler for the collection and annotation of these exchanges”—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr). Making use of previously classified materials from the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History, and the Archive of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation, as well as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and three hundred hot war messages between Roosevelt and Stalin, Butler tells the story of how the leader of the capitalist world and the leader of the Communist world became more than allies of convenience during World War II. Butler reassess in-depth how the two men became partners, how they shared the same outlook for the postwar world, and how they formed an uneasy but deep friendship, shaping the world’s political stage from the war to the decades leading up to and into the new century. Roosevelt and Stalin tells of the first face-to-face meetings of the two leaders over four days in December 1943 at Tehran, in which the Allies focused on the next phases of the war against the Axis Powers in Europe and Asia; of Stalin’s agreement to launch another major offensive on the Eastern Front; and of his agreement to declare war against Japan following the Allied victory over Germany. Butler writes of the weeklong meeting at Yalta in February of 1945, two months before Roosevelt’s death, where the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany was agreed on and postwar Europe was reorganized, and where Stalin agreed to participate in Roosevelt’s vision of the United Nations. The book makes clear that Roosevelt worked hard to win Stalin over, pursuing the Russian leader, always holding out the promise that Roosevelt’s own ideas were the best bet for the future peace and security of Russia; however, Stalin was not at all sure that Roosevelt’s concept of a world organization, even with police powers, would be enough to keep Germany from starting a third world war, but we see how Stalin’s view of Roosevelt evolved, how he began to see FDR as the key to a peaceful world. Butler’s book is the first to show how FDR pushed Stalin to reinstate religion in the Soviet Union, which he did in 1943; how J. Edgar Hoover derailed the U.S.-planned establishment of an OSS intelligence mission in Moscow and a Soviet counterpart in America before the 1944 election; and that Roosevelt had wanted to involve Stalin in the testing of the atomic bomb at Alamogardo, New Mexico. We see how Roosevelt’s death deeply affected Stalin. Averell Harriman, American ambassador to the Soviet Union, reported that the Russian premier was “more disturbed than I had ever seen him,” and said to Harriman, “President Roosevelt has died but his cause must live on. We shall support President Truman with all our forces and all our will.” And the author explores how Churchill’s—and Truman’s—mutual mistrust and provocation of Stalin resulted in the Cold War. A fascinating, revelatory portrait of this crucial, world-changing partnership. From the Hardcover edition.