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"'By far the most enigmatic leading figure' of World War II. That's how the British military historian John Keegan described Franklin D. Roosevelt, who frequently left his contemporaries guessing, never more so than at the end of his life. Here, in an insightful account, a prizewinning author and journalist untangles the narrative threads of Roosevelt's final months, showing how he juggled the strategic, political, and personal choices he faced as the war, his presidency, and his life raced in tandem to their climax. The story has been told piecemeal but never like this, with a close focus on Roosevelt himself and his hopes for a stable international order after the war, and how these led him into a prolonged courtship of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator, involving secret, arduous journeys to Tehran and the Crimea. In between, as the war entered its final phase, came the thunderbolt of a dire medical diagnosis, raising urgent questions about the ability of the longest-serving president to stand for a fourth term at a time when he had little choice. Neither his family nor top figures in his administration were informed of his diagnosis, let alone the public or his closest ally, Winston Churchill. With D-Day looming, Roosevelt took a month off on a plantation in the South where he was examined daily by a navy cardiologist, then waited two more months before finally announcing, on the eve of his party's convention, that he'd be a candidate. A political grand master still, he manipulated the selection of a new running mate, with an eye to a possible succession, displaying some of his old vigor and wit in a winning campaign. With precision and compassion, Joseph Lelyveld examines the choices Roosevelt faced, shining new light on his state of mind, preoccupations, and motives, both as leader of the wartime alliance and in his personal life. Confronting his own mortality, Roosevelt operated in the belief that he had a duty to see the war through to the end, telling himself he could always resign if he found he couldn't carry on. Lelyveld delivers an incisive portrait of this deliberately inscrutable man, a consummate leader to the very last."--Jacket.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Joseph Lelyveld
Publisher : Vintage
Release Book : 2017-10-31
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780345806598


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Led by Michael the Archangel, Dr. Leon must now build an army to defeat his greatest achievement and biggest mistake. Eternal damnation awaits him and the rest of humanity if his army fails.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Jacqueline Druga-Marchetti
Publisher : Dead End Street
Release Book : 2004-03
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1929429932


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A revealing portrait of the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's life and presidency, shedding new light on how he made his momentous final policy decisions The first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the last hundred might very well surpass them in drama and consequence. Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR called on every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue what mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. We see a president shorn of the usual distractions of office, a man whose sense of personal responsibility for the American people bore heavily upon him. As Woolner argues, even in declining health FDR displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : David B. Woolner
Publisher : Basic Books
Release Book : 2017-12-12
Download Book : 368 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780465096510


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The supernatural danger explodes as the conspiracies reach an all time high. Billy and Sarah have seen a lot during their time with Scinegue, but that doesn't prepare them for personal attacks on their family by something dark and nearly indestructible. It will take the ultimate sacrifice to save them this time, but from who? Scinegue's inventions are reaching unseen success, but when evil tries to use those inventions against them it might cause the whole company to come crashing down. It will take a miracle to defeat this powerful enemy, and while everyone at Scinegue knows miracles really do happen, no one can predict when one might occur--or if it will come in time. Join the Roths in the conclusion of The Scinegue Series. (Just because this series if over doesn't mean you have to leave your characters behind. Bradley and Nicole and Saving Will both contain characters from The Scinegue Series.) Christian Sci-Fi with Supernatural and Fantasy The Scinegue Series: The Secret, The Pledge, The Forest, and Bradley and Nicole, a novella best read after The Pledge and before The Forest. Book 3 in The Scinegue Series. You can find the first two books here: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=scinegue&c=books&hl=en Key Words: Conspiracy, eugenics, legend, demon, el gato, romance, strong female, insurance conspiracy, government conspiracy, health, pellagra, vitamins, vitamin B3, sci-fi, science fiction, God, pregnancy, death, Christian, suspense, thriller, supernatural, faith, medical conspiracy, health, healthy living, adventure, good versus evil, science fiction, series, horror, mental illness

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : S.R. Booth
Publisher : S.R. Booth
Release Book : 2014-08-25
Download Book : 312 Pages
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The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich -- newly in print for the 50th anniversary of VE Day. The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and brought the Nazi leviathan to its downfall. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal moments, whose outcome would play a part in determining the complexion of international politics for decades to come. The Last Battle is the compelling account of this final battle, a story of brutal extremes, of stunning military triumph alongside the stark conditions that the civilians of Berlin experienced in the face of the Allied assault. As always, Ryan delves beneath the military and political forces that were dictating events to explore the more immediate questions of survival, where, as the author describes it, "to eat had become more important than to love, to burrow more dignified than to fight, to exist more militarily correct than to win." The Last Battle is the story of ordinary people, both soldiers and civilians, caught up in the despair, frustration, and terror of defeat. It is history at its best, a masterful illumination of the effects of war on the lives of individuals, and one of the enduring works on World War II.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Cornelius Ryan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2010-02-16
Download Book : 576 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781439127018


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He called it one of the hardest things he ever didas difficult as leading the D-Day invasion. When Dwight Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to integrate Central High School in September 1957, he couldn't know that he was fighting the last great battle of his career...one that would change forever both him and his country. This is the story of how one of America's greatest leaders confronted America's greatest sin. This is the unlikely tale of how Ike became a civil rights president."Ike" represents is a revolution in scholarship on Eisenhower and civil rights. Though not uncritical, the book credits his steady personal advance on the issue as well as his accomplishments in the military and as president. Drawing on thousands of primary documents (including newly released material), "Ike's Last Battle" builds to its climax at Little Rockone of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement. Little Rock is at the epicenter, but the book will also look at the cause, and the aftermath.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Kasey S. Pipes
Publisher : WND Books
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 332 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780977898459


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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The incredible story of the unlikeliest battle of World War II, when a small group of American soldiers joined forces with German soldiers to fight off fanatical SS troops May, 1945. Hitler is dead, the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble, and no GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. The Last Battle tells the nearly unbelievable story of the unlikeliest battle of the war, when a small group of American tankers, led by Captain Lee, joined forces with German soldiers to fight off fanatical SS troops seeking to capture Castle Itter and execute the stronghold's VIP prisoners. It is a tale of unlikely allies, startling bravery, jittery suspense, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Stephen Harding
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Release Book : 2013-05-07
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780306822094


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Human and machine. Elite and Expendable. They are the Legion of the Damned. The Hudathans are on a rampage. They have created their own corps of cyborgs using copycat technology and psychotic candidates. They have refitted their hardware. Reloaded their weapons. Refueled their insanity. And targeted the heart of the Confederacy, once and for all. The Legion will be there to greet them.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : William C. Dietz
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 1995-07-01
Download Book : 400 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781101495780


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Despite America's newly won independence, a bitter dispute over whether to have a capital and where to locate it almost tore the young nation apart. Few have written about the key role George Washington played in settling this question. George Washington's Final Battle recounts Washington's exceptional political skill and involvement in the placement of America's capital, moving it from New York to Philadelphia to the city that ultimately bore his name. Washington oversaw the surveying, negotiated land deals, raised funds, selected the architect, chose the final design, and altered the plans as the city took shape. He quietly worked behind the scenes to push for the Potomac River location. Washington visited various construction sites even after his presidency, making the federal city his last great contribution to public life. Robert P. Watson's book will fascinate not only historians but also a broad readership interested in the founding period, American presidency, and history of Washington, DC. This highly readable book relays a little-known tale of founding intrigue and an underappreciated side of Washington's political acumen and leadership. Though he died less than a year before President Adams moved into the White House, Washington's vision, influence, and talent for political compromise united a contentious country around a capital and a sense of nationhood.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Robert P. Watson
Publisher :
Release Book : 2020
Download Book : 400 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781626167841


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Genre Book : Church and the world
Author Book : Paul Kramer
Publisher :
Release Book : 2002
Download Book : 332 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0966304659