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

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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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."--|cPublisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Nigel
Dewey number
940.53/2273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D 753 .H249 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Command of troops
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Command of troops
  • Diplomatic history
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military campaigns
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943, Nigel Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Part I. A secret journey -- A crazy idea -- Aboard the magic carpet -- Part II. Total war -- The United Nations -- What next? -- Stalin's nyet -- Addressing Congress -- A fool's paradise -- Facing the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- Part III. Casablanca -- The house of happiness -- Hot water -- A wonderful picture -- In the president's boudoir -- Part IV. Unconditional surrender -- Stimson is aghast -- De Gaulle -- An acerbic interview -- The unconditional surrender meeting -- Part V. Kasserine -- Kasserine -- Arch-admirals and arch-generals -- Between two forces of evil -- Health issues -- Part VI. Get Yamamoto! -- Inspection tour two -- Get Yamamoto! -- "He's dead?" -- Part VII. Beware Greeks bearing gifts -- Saga of the Niebelungs -- A scene from Arabian Nights -- The God Neptune -- A battle royal -- No major operations until 1945 or 1946 -- Part VIII. The Riot Act -- The Davies Mission -- A dozen Dieppes in a day -- The future of the world at stake -- The president loses patience -- Part IX. The first crack in the Axis -- Sicily; and Kursk -- The Führer flies to Italy -- Countercrisis -- A fishing expedition in Ontario -- The president's judgment -- Part X. Conundrum -- Stalin lies -- War on two western fronts -- The Führer is very optimistic -- A cardinal moment -- Churchill is stunned -- Part XI. Quebec 1943 -- The German will to fight -- Near homicidal negotiations -- A longing in the air -- The president is upset; with the Russians -- Part XII. The endgame -- Close to disaster -- A Darwinian struggle -- A talk with Archbishop Spellman -- The empires of the future -- A tragicomedy of errors -- Meeting reality -- A message to Congress -- Achieving wonders
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544279117
Lccn
2015037253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922639629
  • (OCoLC)ocn922639629
Label
Commander in chief : FDR's battle with Churchill, 1943, Nigel Hamilton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Part I. A secret journey -- A crazy idea -- Aboard the magic carpet -- Part II. Total war -- The United Nations -- What next? -- Stalin's nyet -- Addressing Congress -- A fool's paradise -- Facing the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- Part III. Casablanca -- The house of happiness -- Hot water -- A wonderful picture -- In the president's boudoir -- Part IV. Unconditional surrender -- Stimson is aghast -- De Gaulle -- An acerbic interview -- The unconditional surrender meeting -- Part V. Kasserine -- Kasserine -- Arch-admirals and arch-generals -- Between two forces of evil -- Health issues -- Part VI. Get Yamamoto! -- Inspection tour two -- Get Yamamoto! -- "He's dead?" -- Part VII. Beware Greeks bearing gifts -- Saga of the Niebelungs -- A scene from Arabian Nights -- The God Neptune -- A battle royal -- No major operations until 1945 or 1946 -- Part VIII. The Riot Act -- The Davies Mission -- A dozen Dieppes in a day -- The future of the world at stake -- The president loses patience -- Part IX. The first crack in the Axis -- Sicily; and Kursk -- The Führer flies to Italy -- Countercrisis -- A fishing expedition in Ontario -- The president's judgment -- Part X. Conundrum -- Stalin lies -- War on two western fronts -- The Führer is very optimistic -- A cardinal moment -- Churchill is stunned -- Part XI. Quebec 1943 -- The German will to fight -- Near homicidal negotiations -- A longing in the air -- The president is upset; with the Russians -- Part XII. The endgame -- Close to disaster -- A Darwinian struggle -- A talk with Archbishop Spellman -- The empires of the future -- A tragicomedy of errors -- Meeting reality -- A message to Congress -- Achieving wonders
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544279117
Lccn
2015037253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922639629
  • (OCoLC)ocn922639629

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