Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945

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Harper Collins, May 5, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages

"Masterly. . . . A triumph of vivid description, telling anecdotes, and informed analysis.”
—The New York Review of Books

"Britain's finest contemporary military historian."
— The Economist

An epic joint biography of four titanic figures—a President, a Prime Minister, and two Generals—who shaped the grand strategy of the Allies during World War II.


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User Review  - Jared_Runck - LibraryThing

The focus of Roberts' work is the complex interrelationship of four key leaders: Roosevelt and Churchill (the "Masters," i.e., the political players) and Brooke and Marshall (the "Commanders," i.e ... Read full review

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I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in strategic planning by the Western Allies in World War II, in particular the personalities and details of the wartime conferences of the top ... Read full review



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Andrew Roberts is the author of Masters and Commanders and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900. His other books include Napoleon and Wellington, Eminent Churchillians, and Salisbury, which won the Wolfson History Prize. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a PhD in history from Cambridge University and writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Beast. He lives in New York City.

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