The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
A New York Times bestseller, The Conquerors reveals how Franklin Roosevelt's and Harry Truman's private struggles with their aides and Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin affected the unfolding of the Holocaust and the fate of vanquished Nazi Germany.
With monumental fairness and balance, The Conquerors shows how Roosevelt privately refused desperate pleas to speak out directly against the Holocaust, to save Jewish refugees and to explore the possible bombing of Auschwitz to stop the killing. The book also shows FDR's fierce will to ensure that Germany would never threaten the world again. Near the end of World War II, he abruptly endorsed the secret plan of his friend, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, to reduce the Germans to a primitive existence -- despite Churchill's fear that crushing postwar Germany would let the Soviets conquer the continent. The book finally shows how, after FDR's death, President Truman rebelled against Roosevelt's tough approach and adopted the Marshall Plan and other more conciliatory policies that culminated in today's democratic, united Europe.
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Review: The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman & the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941-45User Review - Susan - Goodreads
Its always hard to read how late we were to making some critical decisions and Beschloss is a master at laying out the timeline here. For me, the most interesting part of this book is how much time ... Read full review
Review: The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman & the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941-45User Review - John Daly - Goodreads
This is more a book about Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr. and FDR than about Truman. It focuses rather heavily on Morgenthau's efforts to influence US policy on the Holocaust ... Read full review
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