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The Resource Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943, Nigel Hamilton

Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943, Nigel Hamilton

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Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943
Title
Commander in chief
Title remainder
FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Hamilton
Title variation
FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command, long-listed for the National Book Award, drew on years of archival research and interviews to portray FDR in a tight close up, as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II. Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel — suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs — of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy. Roosevelt knew that the Allies should take Sicily but avoid a wider battle in southern Europe, building experience but saving strength to invade France in early 1944. Churchill seemed to agree at Casablanca — only to undermine his own generals and the Allied command, testing Roosevelt’s patience to the limit. Churchill was afraid of the invasion planned for Normandy, and pushed instead for disastrous fighting in Italy, thereby almost losing the war for the Allies. In a dramatic showdown, FDR finally set the ultimate course for victory by making the ultimate threat. Commander in Chief shows FDR in top form at a crucial time in the modern history of the West
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Hamilton, Nigel
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Command of troops
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943, Nigel Hamilton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-437) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 464 pages
Isbn
9780544279117
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015037253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943, Nigel Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-437) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 464 pages
Isbn
9780544279117
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015037253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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