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...
Hardcover: 475 pages
Publisher: MacAdam Cage; 1st American Edition (1st edition) edition (September 21, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1612916
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This is one of the most engrossing stories I have ever read on the history of World War II. The world we live in today was monumentally changed during the diplomacy of World War II. It's all here. The book shows how the seeds of the Cold War were pla...
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.