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 - Tim Mcclain - Goodreads
This is an excellent look at how two American presidents helped end World War II and position the United States for a prolonged period of prosperity. Great insight into Roosevelt's strategic flighty ... Read full review
Review: The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman & the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941-45User Review - Todd Stockslager - Goodreads
Thoroughly researched, sturdily written history of how Roosevelt and then Truman planned to deal with a defeated Germany after World War II. Nothing earthshattering, but interesting and detailed ... Read full review
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