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

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MacAdam Cage, 2006 - History - 464 pages
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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 Stalin-- the 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.

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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
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Uncle
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World
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Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Jonathan Fenby is a former editor of the Observer and the SouthChina Morning Post, and is a former bureau chief in France for theEconomist and Reuters. He is the author of ten books, including theacclaimed biography Chiang Kai-Shek: China s Generalissimo andthe Nation He Lost and The Sinking of the Lancastria, which tells thestory of the greatest disaster in British naval history. He was madea commander of the British Empire and a knight of the FrenchOrder of Merit for services to journalism. He lives in London.

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