War and Peace by Nigel Hamilton audiobook

War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945

By Nigel Hamilton
Read by Shaun Grindell

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To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton's three-part saga of FDR at war-proof that he was WWII's key strategist, even on his deathbed. Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy. Just as FDR was proven right by the D-day landings he had championed, so was he found to be mortally ill in the spring of 1944. He was the architect of a victorious peace that he would not live to witness. Using hitherto unpublished documents and interviews, Hamilton rewrites the famous account of World War II strategy given by Winston Churchill in his memoirs. Seventy-five years after the D-day landings we finally get to see, close-up and in dramatic detail, who was responsible for rescuing, and insisting upon, the great American-led invasion of France in June 1944, and why the invasion was led by Eisenhower. As FDR's D-day triumph turns to personal tragedy, we watch with heartbreaking compassion the course of the disease, and how, in the months left him as US commander in chief, the dying president attempted at Hawaii, Quebec, and Yalta to prepare the United Nations for an American-backed postwar world order. Now we know: even on his deathbed, FDR was the war's great visionary.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A New York Times Pick of the Week

To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton's three-part saga of FDR at war-proof that he was WWII's key strategist, even on his deathbed. Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy. Just as FDR was proven right by the D-day landings he had championed, so was he found to be mortally ill in the spring of 1944. He was the architect of a victorious peace that he would not live to witness. Using hitherto unpublished documents and interviews, Hamilton rewrites the famous account of World War II strategy given by Winston Churchill in his memoirs. Seventy-five years after the D-day landings we finally get to see, close-up and in dramatic detail, who was responsible for rescuing, and insisting upon, the great American-led invasion of France in June 1944, and why the invasion was led by Eisenhower. As FDR's D-day triumph turns to personal tragedy, we watch with heartbreaking compassion the course of the disease, and how, in the months left him as US commander in chief, the dying president attempted at Hawaii, Quebec, and Yalta to prepare the United Nations for an American-backed postwar world order. Now we know: even on his deathbed, FDR was the war's great visionary.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The final volume in the F. D. R. at War trilogy presents a heroic Roosevelt fending off myopic advisers to lead the Allies to victory.” New York Times Book Review
“With deft storytelling and impeccable scholarship Nigel Hamilton completes his essential trilogy of FDR and World War II with a bang. War and Peace is a masterful reevaluation of D-Day, Hitler’s demise, and the Yalta Conference. A stunning achievement!” Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author
“A first-class, lens-changing work.” James N. Mattis, former United States Secretary of Defense
“The dramatic culmination of Nigel Hamilton’s magnificent trilogy…is also a vivid example of the critical importance of presidential leadership in times of national crisis. This sweeping narrative…is history and biography at its very finest.” Carlo D’Este, author of Patton: A Genius for War and Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945
“[A] significant study…of considerable interest to students of presidential and American military history.” Kirkus Reviews
“Thorough and deliberate…vividly recreates FDR’s decline and makes his accomplishments all the more impressive. Like its predecessors in the trilogy, this volume will reward readers of WWII and presidential history.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Nigel Hamilton

Author Bio: Nigel Hamilton

Nigel Hamilton is the author of Monty, JFK: Reckless Youth; Bill Clinton: An American Journey, and Biography: A Brief History.He is a Fellow of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 21.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English