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Allies at war : the bitter rivalry among Churchill, Roosevelt, and de Gaulle

Author: Simon Berthon
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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"Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle. They held the destiny of the Free World in their Allied hands as Nazi forces stormed through Europe in the 1940s. In public, these three preeminent statesmen stood firmly together against Hitler. They inspired their troops; they gave their nations confidence in the prospect of an Allied victory. History has justifiably made of them giants of diplomacy  Read more...
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Named Person: Charles de Gaulle; Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Charles de Gaulle; Franklin D Roosevelt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Berthon
ISBN: 0786709499 9780786709496 0786711353 9780786711352
OCLC Number: 48077872
Description: xiii, [8] pages of plates, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Ten days in June --
2. Three men of destiny --
3. Adventures in Africa --
4. Dangerous liaisons --
5. An end to flirtation --
6. Hero to villain --
7. Winter storms --
8. Churchill's prisoner --
9. A bumpy landing --
10. Dealing with devils --
11. Casablanca caper --
12. The President's fury --
13. D-day crisis --
14. Endgame.
Responsibility: Simon Berthon.

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"Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle. They held the destiny of the Free World in their Allied hands as Nazi forces stormed through Europe in the 1940s. In public, these three preeminent statesmen stood firmly together against Hitler. They inspired their troops; they gave their nations confidence in the prospect of an Allied victory. History has justifiably made of them giants of diplomacy and unparalleled masters of strategy. Yet, in private, their relations with each other were marked by contention, distrust, duplicity, and ruthlessness, as this revelatory, new volume in the annals of World War II history dramatically shows." "In a chronicle of the dynamics and drama of international power, Simon Berthon examines an antipathy that increasingly eroded the negotiations among three of the shrewdest world leaders in the twentieth century and that significantly colored not only Allied policy during the war but also the relations of General Charles de Gaulle's France with Britain and America after it."--Jacket.

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