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The conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945

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From one of America's most respected historians comes one of the last untold stories of World War II: how Franklin Roosevelt pursued his goal of ensuring that Germany could never again endanger the world. Based on newly released documents, this fascinating work shows how Harry Truman overturned Roosevelt's policy to embrace West Germany as a bulwark against Soviet expansion. of photos.
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Full title conquerors roosevelt truman and the destruction of hitlers germany 1941 1945
Author beschloss michael r
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display_description A New York Times bestseller, The Conquerors reveals how Franklin Roosevelt's and Harry Truman's private struggles with their aides and Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin affected the unfolding of the Holocaust and the fate of vanquished Nazi Germany.
With monumental fairness and balance, The Conquerors shows how Roosevelt privately refused desperate pleas to speak out directly against the Holocaust, to save Jewish refugees and to explore the possible bombing of Auschwitz to stop the killing. The book also shows FDR's fierce will to ensure that Germany would never threaten the world again. Near the end of World War II, he abruptly endorsed the secret plan of his friend, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, to reduce the Germans to a primitive existence — despite Churchill's fear that crushing postwar Germany would let the Soviets conquer the continent. The book finally shows how, after FDR's death, President Truman rebelled against Roosevelt's tough approach and adopted the Marshall Plan and other more conciliatory policies that culminated in today's democratic, united Europe.
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subject_facet Morgenthau, Henry, -- 1891-1967, Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Germany, Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945, Truman, Harry S., -- 1884-1972, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945, United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany
title_display The conquerors : Roosevelt, Truman, and the destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
title_full The Conquerors Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945, The conquerors : Roosevelt, Truman, and the destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945 / Michael Beschloss
title_short The conquerors :
title_sub Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
topic_facet Diplomatic history, Foreign relations, History, Military, Morgenthau, Henry, Nonfiction, Politics and government, Reconstruction (1939-1951), Roosevelt, Franklin D, Truman, Harry S, World War, 1939-1945