1944

1944

FDR and the Year That Changed History

eBook - 2015
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Chronicles the events of 1944 to reveal how nearly the Allies lost World War II, citing the pivotal contributions of FDR, Churchill, and Stalin.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2015.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781439136478
1439136475
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 639 pages) :,illustrations
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: 2 Axis 360 (Firm)

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RPursley Mar 24, 2016

This book is most disappointing. While portraying itself as a history of 1944 and the momentous events that occurred during that year, it is mostly a discussion of the Jewish holocaust. Little is given other seminal events during that year and absolutely nothing of the Pacific campaigns. The title of the book would have one believe otherwise. Winik should have titled it appropriately.

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MichaelMarchese
Jan 07, 2016

Wonderfully written and extremely engaging -- Mr. Winik is a vivid storyteller considering such a heavy topic as The Holocaust . However the author is completely wrong about Roosevelt’s failure to bomb
the death camp at Auschwitz . After the war , Albert Speer --- who had been the Nazi minister of armaments and war production --- proclaimed that if the Allies had destroyed the gas chambers, he told a historian, “Hitler would have hit the roof. . . . He would have ordered the return to mass shooting. And immediately, as a matter of top priority.” Indeed, after the SS abandoned Auschwitz in January 1945, the ever-resourceful Nazis found ways to murder another quarter of a million Jews before the victory Roosevelt did not live to see finally came that May.

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dedmanshootn
Oct 10, 2015

real, tough history that reads like a fine novel. will likely at least excerpt again. highly recommend

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