Alliance: The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another Hardcover – 22 Jan 2007
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'Excellent' -- Andrew Marr, Daily Telegraph
'Highly readable . . . ALLIANCE tells this familiar tale well, and
is particularly strong on the human side of the story' -- Brendan Simms, Sunday Times
'Quite brilliant . . . Highly readable . . . First-class' -- Geoffrey Goodman, Tribune
'This is history caught in close, relentless focus . . . [Fenby]
tells a compelling story brilliantly well'
-- Peter Preston, Observer
Fenby, a superb researcher...tells a compelling story brilliantly
well and lets the most important facts shape his conclusions
-- The Observer, December 31, 2007
What Fenby does brilliantly, and sometimes movingly, is bring
these three extraordinary men to life -- The Daily Telegraph, December 30, 2007
From the Inside Flap
Three very different men from three very different countries
saved the world from Fascism in the Second World War. As their armies
fought on three continents, Franklin Roosevelt, Josef Stalin and Winston
Churchill charted the shape of the post-war world in intensive and often
fraught exchanges stretching over four years. This book tells the inside
story of how they won the war and defined the peace, as their original
hopes were replaced by growing East-West confrontation which would lead to
the Cold War as the United States and the Soviet Union became superpowers
and Britain grappled with decline.
The vivid narrative ranges from the great conferences of the Big Three at
Teheran and Yalta to a secret shipboard meeting in a deserted Newfoundland
cove; from late-night vodka-fuelled sessions in the Kremlin to summer
picnics at the presidential estate. Conversations and messages of the Big
Three, together with telling anecdotes and character portraits, show how
the alliance was constructed and maintained, and how it finally crumbled.
At the centre stand three individuals - Roosevelt, the patrician populist
who thrived on manipulation, secrecy and dissimulation; Stalin, the bloody
dictator who relentlessly pursued his ends; and Churchill, fighting
desperately to preserve his country's standing with his allies. They come
alive as individuals, shown in their political manoeuvres, their health
problems and their private dilemmas and fears. Around them is a rich cast -
Charles de Gaulle, Chiang Kai-shek, Foreign Ministers and advisers,
including many key figures now largely forgotten.
Putting the reader right inside those smoke-filled rooms, Alliance shows
the Second World War as a political story in the raw. It also tells a
historically important tale of a coalition of great powers that would mark
the world, but it is also a gripping account of a crucial time in human
history, brought alive through the three formidable leaders at its core.
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Top Customer Reviews
It explained very clearly the conferences held by Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin during the Second World War.
It described the contribution of each of the leaders and how they affected the war.
I was particularly in the Atlantic Charter and the book explained it quite well.