FDR and the Year That Changed History

Book - 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,"--Novelist.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2015, c2015
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439114087
Branch Call Number: 940.5373 W727n
Characteristics: xiii, 639 p., 16 unnumbered p.s of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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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.

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.

Oct 10, 2015

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

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