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TitleThree days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II / Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney. First edition. Ed
AuthorBaier, Bret, author.
Call No940.53 BAI
CollectionAdult 900-999
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International Standard Book Number 9780062905680 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0062905686 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780062905697 (paperback) $16.99
Personal Name Baier, Bret, author.
Title Statement Three days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II / Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney.
Varying Form of Title 3 days at the brink.
Edition Statement First William Morrow Paperback edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice ©2019.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2020, c2019.
Physical Description xiv, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Content Type still image sti rdacontent.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Series Statement Three days series.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [393]-422) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction: finding FDR -- Prologue: the "Big Three" dinner party -- Part one: the making of FDR. To whom much is given ; Into the arena ; The crucible ; In the footsteps of Cousin Teddy -- Part two: seeking greatness. The mighty pen ; Governing in crisis ; Franklin and Winston ; The rise of the Allies ; The common cause -- Part three: three days at the brink. The road to Tehran ; Your house is my house ; Clash of titans ; Like a rainbow -- Part four: the endgame. At last, Overlord ; FDR's final act ; The world he left behind -- The last word: 76 years later: keep talking.
Summary, Etc. 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 bed fellows 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.
Subject-Personal Name Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Subject-Personal Name Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Subject-Personal Name Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Subject-Meeting Name Teheran Conference (1943 : Tehran, Iran)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Diplomatic history.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Operation Long Jump.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies. lcgft.
Added Entry, Personal Name Whitney, Catherine, author.
Series Added Entry-Uniform Title Three days series.
Location 940.53 BAI 31662001752260

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