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Rendezvous with Destiny
Author: Michael Fullilove

ISBN: 9780143571995
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 27 August 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 3.1
Description:
In the dark days between Hitler's invasion of Poland in September 1939 and Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt sent five remarkable men - Sumner Welles, William 'Wild Bill' Donovan, Harry Hopkins, Averell Harriman and Wendell Willkie - on dramatic and dangerous missions to Europe.

The five envoys' highly unorthodox missions took them into the middle of the war and exposed them to the leading figures of the age. Taken together, they plot the arc of America's transformation from a divided and hesitant middle power into a global leader. Drawing on vast archival research, Rendezvous with Destiny is narrative history at its most delightful, stirring and important.

About the Author

Michael Fullilove is the executive director of the Lowy Institute in Sydney. A Rhodes Scholar and former prime-ministerial adviser, he writes widely on global issues for publications such as the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, the New York Times, the Financial Times and Foreign Affairs. His previous books include Reports from a Turbulent Decade (2013), ...

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