Alliance: the inside story of how Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill won one war and began another

Front Cover
MacAdam Cage, 2006 - History - 464 pages
4 Reviews
The gripping, behind-the-scenes, true account of a critical time in modern history, brought to new life through the accounts of three remarkable men at its core. The history of the Second World War is typically told through its decisive battles and campaigns. But behind the front lines, behind even the command centers of Allied generals and military planners, a different level of strategic thinking was taking place. Throughout the war, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalinthe "Big Three"met in various permutations and locations to hash out ways to defeat Nazi Germany. And, just as important, to determine the shape of the postwar world. Focusing on the riveting interplay between these three larger-than-life personalities, Jonathan Fenby's vivid narrative ranges from the great conferences at Tehran and Yalta to a secret shipboard meeting in a deserted Newfoundland cove, from late-night vodka-fueled sessions in the Kremlin to summer picnics at the presidential estate. Through a rich assortment of original documents, telling anecdotes, and detailed character portraits, we learn how this remarkable alliance was constructed and maintained, and how it finally crumbled, introducing the world to a new kind of "cold" warfare.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Alliance: The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another

User Review  - Nancy Medevic - Goodreads

So detailed couldn't get through it :-( Read full review

Review: Alliance: The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another

User Review  - Jack - Goodreads

One of my Favorite books. It offers a marvelous insight into war,peace, politics and diplomacy. Also read - "WW2 - behind closed doors" by Laurence Rees. Read full review

Contents

The First Summit
31
Uncle
64
World
77
Copyright

16 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Jonathan Fenby has edited the "Observer", the "South Chi

Jonathan Fenby has edited the "Observer", the "South China Morning Post" and Reuters World Service as well as held sna Morning Post" and Reuters World Service as well as held senior positions at the "Economist", the "Independent" and thenior positions at the "Economist", the "Independent" and the "Guardian". His books include "Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-se "Guardian". His books include "Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the China He Lost"; "Dealing with the Dragon: A Yearhek and the China He Lost"; "Dealing with the Dragon: A Year in the New Hong Kong"; "Seventy Wonders of China"; "Dragon in the New Hong Kong"; "Seventy Wonders of China"; "Dragon Throne"; and "Alliance: How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Throne"; and "Alliance: How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another". He is the China Director of Won One War and Began Another". He is the China Director of Trusted Sources. He has been made a Commander of the BritishTrusted Sources. He has been made a Commander of the British Empire and a Knight of the French Order of Merit for servic Empire and a Knight of the French Order of Merit for services to journalism. es to journalism.

Bibliographic information