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This is an auction for THE CONQUERORS: ROOSEVELT, TRUMAN AND THE DESTRUCTION OF HITLER'S GERMANY, 1941-1945, by Michael Beschloss.

"Vigorously written....This is history as it was spoken at the time, and there is not a dull page."
- New York Times Book Review

"A gripping narrative of the struggles at the end of World War II...to ensure that Nazi Germany would never be allowed to repeat its horrific acts."
- Wall Street Journal

"The main lesson of Beschloss's fine study is that what happens after a war is as important as what happens on the battlefield."
- New York Times

"As German forces were driven back in 1943-45, American leaders were anxious that in 20 years, just as it had done after its defeat in 1918, a vengeful Germany would start another war. To prevent this, two schools of thought flowed through DC's salons of power: punishment or rehabilitation. Beschloss covers the meeting-by-meeting, memo-by-memo political battle between the two approaches, whose chief advocates were Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, favouring the lash, and War Secretary Henry Stimson, the carrot. Neither could definitively draw out a mortally ill Franklin Roosevelt who, as Beschloss witheringly observes, palavered about his jejune memories of childhood visits to Germany, a characteristic deflection of demands on him for decisions. What to do to or with Germany became a political football. Beschloss' comprehensive research and narration opens a significant perspective on bureaucratic politics' effect on the Germany that eventually formed."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2003.

377 pages + 31 photographs.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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