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Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943

Author: Nigel Hamilton
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command drew on years of archival research and interviews to portray FDR in a tight close up, as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II. Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel--suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs--of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy. Roosevelt knew that the Allies should take Sicily but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Hamilton
ISBN: 9780544279117 0544279115
OCLC Number: 922639629
Description: xv, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I.A secret journey --
A crazy idea --
Aboard the magic carpet --
Part II. Total war --
The United Nations --
What next? --
Stalin's nyet --
Addressing Congress --
A fool's paradise --
Facing the Joint Chiefs of Staff --
Part III. Casablanca --
The house of happiness --
Hot water --
A wonderful picture --
In the president's boudoir --
Part IV. Unconditional surrender --
Stimson is aghast --
De Gaulle --
An acerbic interview --
The unconditional surrender meeting --
Part V: Kasserine --
Kasserine --
Arch-admirals and arch-generals --
Between two forces of evil --
Health issues --
Part VI. Get Yamamoto! --
Inspection tour two --
Get Yamamoto! --
"He's dead?" --
Part VII. Beware Greeks bearing gifts --
Saga of the Niebelungs --
A scene from The Arabian Nights --
The God Neptune --
A battle royal --
No major operations until 1945 or 1946 --
Part VIII. The Riot Act --
The Davies Mission --
A dozen Dieppes in a day --
The future of the world at stake --
The president loses patience --
Part IX. The first crack in the Axis --
Sicily --
and Kursk --
The Führer flies to Italy --
Countercrisis --
A fishing expedition in Ontario --
The president's judgment --
Part X. Conundrum --
Stalin lies --
War on two western fronts --
The Führer is very optimistic --
A cardinal moment --
Churchill is stunned --
Part XI. Quebec 1943 --
The German will to fight --
Near-homicidal negotiations --
A longing in the air --
The president is upset --
with the Russians --
Part XII. The endgame --
Close to disaster --
A Darwinian struggle --
A talk with Archbishop Spellman --
The empires of the future --
A tragicomedy of errors --
Meeting reality --
A message to Congress --
Achieving wonders.
Responsibility: Nigel Hamilton.

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Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel - suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs - of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy. Roosevelt knew that the Allies  Read more...
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"Ably dramatizes Roosevelt's wranglings with Churchill during World War II ... Provocative ... It is stimulating to follow Hamilton as he lays out his argument."--Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times Read more...

 
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