Three Days at the Brink

Three Days at the Brink

FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II

Large Print - 2019
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November 1943: World War II teetered in the balance. The Nazis controlled nearly all of the European continent. Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets had already lost millions of lives. That same month in Tehran, with the fate of the world in question, the 'Big Three,' Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, secretly met for the first time to chart a strategy for defeating Hitler. Over three days, this trio, strange bedfellows united by their mutual responsibility as heads of the Allied powers, made essential decisions that would direct the final years of the war and its aftermath. Meanwhile, looming over the covert meeting was the possible threat of a Nazi assassination plot nicknamed 'Operation Long Jump,' heightening the already dramatic stakes.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollingPublishers, [2019]
Edition: Large print edition., First HarperLuxe edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062905710
Call Number: LT 940.53141 BAI
Characteristics: xvi, 604 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Additional Contributors: Whitney, Catherine - Author
Alternative Title: 3 days at the brink


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Mar 12, 2020

A very good account of the three day Tehran Conference during WWII between FDR, Churchill and Stalin in which the future conduct of the war was discussed and the pledge to invade Northern Europe by May, 1944 was given to Stalin. FDR and Churchill had a very close relationship up to this point, but at the conference FDR made up to Stalin to keep him happy and to retain the Soviets involvement in the war. FDR was hopeful that he could trust Stalin and keep him as a friend even after the war. Churchill was more realistic about Stalin and didn't trust him. This book also contains a fairly detailed history of FDR and explains how his contracting polio made him the man he was to become.


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