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The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945

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A andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestseller, andlt;Iandgt;The Conquerorsandlt;/Iandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; With monumental fairness and balance, andlt;Iandgt;The Conquerorsandlt;/Iandgt; 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.

Synopsis:

Based on thousands of pages of newly opened documents and detailed notes by the highest-level players, this acclaimed book reveals how FDR and Truman's private struggles with their allies and aides affected the unfolding of the Holocaust and the fate of vanquished Nazi Germany.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Michael Beschlossandlt;/bandgt; has been called "the nation's leading Presidential historian" by andlt;Iandgt;Newsweek.andlt;/iandgt; He has written eight books on American Presidents and is NBC News Presidential Historian, as well as contributor to PBS's andlt;Iandgt;The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.andlt;/iandgt; He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two sons.

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER ONE

The Plot to Murder Hitler

CHAPTER TWO

"Unconditional Surrender"

CHAPTER THREE

"Fifty Thousand Germans Must Be Shot!"

CHAPTER FOUR

"On the Back of an Envelope"

CHAPTER FIVE

The Terrible Silence

CHAPTER SIX

The "One Hundred Percent American"

CHAPTER SEVEN

"Oppressor of the Jews"

CHAPTER EIGHT

"We Will Have to Get Awfully Busy"

CHAPTER NINE

"Not Nearly as Bad as Sending Them to Gas Chambers"

CHAPTER TEN

"Somebody's Got to Take the Lead"

CHAPTER ELEVEN

"Christianity and Kindness"

CHAPTER TWELVE

"It Is Very, Very Necessary"

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

"Do You Want Me to Beg Like Fala?"

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

"A Hell of a Hubbub"

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

"As Useful as Ten Fresh German Divisions"

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

"Lord Give the President Strength"

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

"The Only Bond Is Their Common Hate"

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

"Arguing About the Future of the World"

CHAPTER NINETEEN

"No Earthly Powers Can Keep Him Here"

CHAPTER TWENTY

"What Will We Make of It?"

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE

"I Was Never in Favor of That Crazy Plan"

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO

"You and I Will Have to Bear Great Responsibility"

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE

"How I Hate This Trip!"

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR

"We Are Drifting Toward a Line Down the Center of Germany"

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE

"The Spirit and Soul of a People Reborn"

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX

The Conquerors

AUTHOR'S NOTE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

GENERAL SOURCES

NOTES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743244541
Author:
Beschloss, Michael R
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Beschloss, Michael
Author:
Beschloss, Michael R.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Reconstruction
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D
Subject:
Truman, Harry S.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
108-320
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 page bandamp;w insert
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.20x6.18x1.14 in. 1.02 lbs.

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