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The Resource 1944 : FDR and the year that changed history, Jay Winik

1944 : FDR and the year that changed history, Jay Winik

Label
1944 : FDR and the year that changed history
Title
1944
Title remainder
FDR and the year that changed history
Statement of responsibility
Jay Winik
Title variation
  • FDR and the year that changed history
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the year that changed history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well. 1944 was a year that could have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler's waning power. Instead, it saved those democracies -- but with a fateful cost. 1944 witnessed a series of titanic events: FDR at the pinnacle of his wartime leadership as well as his reelection, the planning of Operation Overlord with Churchill and Stalin, the unprecedented D-Day invasion and the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and the tumultuous conferences that finally shaped the coming peace. But on the way, millions of more lives were still at stake as President Roosevelt was exposed to mounting evidence of the most grotesque crime in history, the Final Solution. Just as the Allies were landing in Normandy, the Nazis were accelerating the killing of European Jews. Winik shows how escalating pressures fell on Roosevelt, whose rapidly deteriorating health was a closely guarded secret. Was winning the war the best way to rescue the Jews? Was a rescue even possible? Or would it get in the way of defeating Hitler? In a year when even the most audacious undertakings were within the world's reach, including the liberation of Europe, one challenge -- saving Europe's Jews -- seemed to remain beyond Roosevelt's grasp
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D769
LC item number
.W57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1944 : FDR and the year that changed history, Jay Winik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: The sphinx -- Part I. Spring 1944: Everything all at once -- Tehran -- "I want to sleep and sleep twelve hours a day." -- Escape -- Escape, part two -- "This is the year 1944" -- "Could we be granted victory this year, 1944?" -- Part II. The road to 1944 -- Beginnings -- Mills of the gods -- Giant cemeteries -- Riegner -- 1943 -- "The acquiescence of this government in the murder of Jews" -- Part III. The fateful decision -- Trapped between knowing and not knowing -- The wind and the silence -- Part IV. 1945 -- Reckoning
Control code
ocn907811060
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 639 pages
Isbn
9781501125362
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2015013912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99964124651
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907811060
  • (Sirsi) a1861240
Label
1944 : FDR and the year that changed history, Jay Winik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: The sphinx -- Part I. Spring 1944: Everything all at once -- Tehran -- "I want to sleep and sleep twelve hours a day." -- Escape -- Escape, part two -- "This is the year 1944" -- "Could we be granted victory this year, 1944?" -- Part II. The road to 1944 -- Beginnings -- Mills of the gods -- Giant cemeteries -- Riegner -- 1943 -- "The acquiescence of this government in the murder of Jews" -- Part III. The fateful decision -- Trapped between knowing and not knowing -- The wind and the silence -- Part IV. 1945 -- Reckoning
Control code
ocn907811060
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 639 pages
Isbn
9781501125362
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2015013912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99964124651
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907811060
  • (Sirsi) a1861240

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