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The Resource 1944 : FDR and the year that changed history, Jay Winik

1944 : FDR and the year that changed history, Jay Winik

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1944 : FDR and the year that changed history
Title
1944
Title remainder
FDR and the year that changed history
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Jay Winik
Title variation
  • Nineteen forty-four
  • FDR and the year that changed history
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eng
Summary
It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well. 1944 was a year that could have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler{u2019}s waning power. Instead, it saved those democracies{u2014}but with a fateful cost. Now, in a superbly told story, Jay Winik, the acclaimed author of April 1865 and The Great Upheaval, captures the epic images and extraordinary history as never before. 1944 witnessed a series of titanic events: FDR at the pinnacle of his wartime leadership as well as his reelection, the planning of Operation Overlord with Churchill and Stalin, the unprecedented D-Day invasion, the liberation of Paris and the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and the tumultuous conferences that finally shaped the coming peace. But on the way, millions of more lives were still at stake as President Roosevelt was exposed to mounting evidence of the most grotesque crime in history, the Final Solution. Just as the Allies were landing in Normandy, the Nazis were accelerating the killing of millions of European Jews. Winik shows how escalating pressures fell on an all but dying Roosevelt, whose rapidly deteriorating health was a closely guarded secret. Here then, as with D-Day, was a momentous decision for the president. Was winning the war the best way to rescue the Jews? Was a rescue even possible? Or would it get in the way of defeating Hitler? In a year when even the most audacious undertakings were within the world{u2019}s reach, including the liberation of Europe, one challenge{u2014}saving Europe{u2019}s Jews{u2014}seemed to remain beyond Roosevelt{u2019}s grasp. As he did so brilliantly in April 1865, Winik provides a stunningly fresh look at the twentieth century{u2019}s most pivotal year. Magisterial, bold, and exquisitely rendered, 1944: FDR and the Year that Changed History is the first book to tell these events with such moral clarity and unprecedented sweep, and a moving appreciation of the extraordinary struggles of the era{u2019}s outsized figures. 1944 is destined to take its place as one of the great works of World War II
Summary
Chronicles the events of 1944 to reveal how nearly the Allies lost World War II, citing the pivotal contributions of FDR, Churchill, and Stalin
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10443484
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StDuBDS
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940.5373
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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adult
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FDR and the year that changed history
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1944 : FDR and the year that changed history, Jay Winik
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: The sphinx -- Part I. Spring 1944: everything all at once -- Tehran -- "I want to sleep and sleep twelve hours a day." -- Escape -- Escape, part two -- "This is the year 1944" -- "Could we be granted victory this year, 1944?" -- Part II. The road to 1944 -- Beginnings -- Mills of the gods -- Giant cemeteries -- Riegner -- 1943 -- "The acquiescence of this government in the murder of Jews" -- Part III. The fateful decision -- Trapped between knowing and not knowing -- The wind and the silence -- Part IV. 1945 -- Reckoning
Control code
sky2ocm74551664
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 639 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439114087
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015013912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
1944 : FDR and the year that changed history, Jay Winik
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: The sphinx -- Part I. Spring 1944: everything all at once -- Tehran -- "I want to sleep and sleep twelve hours a day." -- Escape -- Escape, part two -- "This is the year 1944" -- "Could we be granted victory this year, 1944?" -- Part II. The road to 1944 -- Beginnings -- Mills of the gods -- Giant cemeteries -- Riegner -- 1943 -- "The acquiescence of this government in the murder of Jews" -- Part III. The fateful decision -- Trapped between knowing and not knowing -- The wind and the silence -- Part IV. 1945 -- Reckoning
Control code
sky2ocm74551664
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 639 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439114087
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015013912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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