The Allies

The Allies

Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II

Book - 2018
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"The tale of three remarkably different men, joined in a mission to end World War II and restore order. Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin redefined a generation and transformed its political future. Their leadership--wise, decisive, and sometimes combative--put an end to the deadliest conflict in world history and set us on the path to the modern era. Groom's riveting storytelling documents how these political dynamos were made, from early days in boarding schools to time served in military academies to harrowing moments on the battlefield. Their personal stories would drive their ambitions, impacting the course of a vast and complicated war. In vivid detail, Groom recounts legendary events from the invasion of Normandy to the dropping of the atomic bomb--and all the political tribulations in between--that would shape the course of history. Founded on both democratic and Communist principles, the decisions made by these three men not only led to a new world peace but also changed the face of warfare, politics, and diplomacy for decades to come. Their actions contributed to the defeat of the Axis powers in Hitler's Germany, Japan, and beyond, and their characters changed their individual nations forever."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2018]
ISBN: 9781426219665
Branch Call Number: 940.53 GROOM
Characteristics: 463 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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