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By Jay Winik

ISBN-10: 1410486001

ISBN-13: 9781410486004

ISBN-10: 1501125362

ISBN-13: 9781501125362

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Jay Winik brings to existence in “gripping” element (The long island occasions ebook Review) the 12 months 1944, which made up our minds the result of worldwide struggle II and placed extra strain than the other on an sick but decided President Roosevelt.

1944 was once a yr that may have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler’s waning energy. in its place, it kept these democracies—but with a fateful price. Now, in a “complex heritage rendered with nice colour and sympathy” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Jay Winik captures the epic photographs and outstanding heritage “with cinematic strength” (Time).

1944 witnessed a sequence of big occasions: FDR on the top of his wartime management in addition to his reelection, the exceptional D-Day invasion, the liberation of Paris, and the tumultuous meetings that eventually formed the arriving peace. yet hundreds of thousands of lives have been at stake as President Roosevelt discovered approximately Hitler’s ultimate answer. simply because the Allies have been touchdown in Normandy, the Nazis have been accelerating the killing of hundreds of thousands of ecu Jews. Winik indicates how escalating pressures fell on an infirm Roosevelt, who confronted a momentous selection. used to be successful the battle the way to rescue the Jews? Or wouldn't it get within the manner of defeating Hitler? In a 12 months while even the main audacious undertakings have been in the world’s achieve, one challenge—saving Europe’s Jews—seemed to stay past Roosevelt’s grasp.

“Compelling….This dramatic account highlights what too usually has been glossed over—that as nobly because the maximum new release fought less than FDR’s command, the US may perhaps good have performed extra to thwart Nazi aggression” (The Boston Globe). Destined to take its position as one of many nice works of global conflict II, 1944 is the 1st booklet to retell those occasions with ethical readability and a relocating appreciation of the extreme activities of many outstanding leaders.

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