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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 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

Paperback 2003.

377 pages + 31 photographs.

Near new condition.

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