The Conquerors by Michael R. Beschloss audiobook

The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941–1945

By Michael R. Beschloss
Read by Michael R. Beschloss

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.38 Hours 1
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From one of America's most respected historians, The Conquerors reveals one of the most important stories of World War II. As Allied soldiers fought the Nazis, Franklin Roosevelt and, later Harry Truman fought in private with Churchill and Stalin over how to ensure that Germany could never threaten the world again.    Eleven years in the writing, drawing on newly opened American, Soviet, and British documents as well as private diaries, letters and secret audio recordings, this audiobook let us eavesdrop on private conversations and telephone calls among a cast of historical giants. The Conquerors casts new light upon Roosevelt's concealment of what America knew about Hitler's war against the Jews and his foot-dragging on saving refugees; FDR's actions so shocked his closest friend in the Cabinet, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., that Morgenthau risked their friendship by accusing the President of "acquiescence" in the "murder of the Jews." The Conquerors explores suspicions that Soviet secret agents manipulated Roosevelt and his official to do Stalin's bidding on Germany. It reveals new information on FDR's hidden illnesses and how they affected his leadership and his private talk about quitting his job during his fourth term and letting Henry Truman become President. Finally it shows how unprepared new President Truman managed to pick up the piecesand push Stalin and Churchill to accede to a bargain that would let the Anglo-Americans block Soviet threats against Western Europe and ensure that the world would not have to fear another Adolf Hitler.

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A New York Times bestseller

From one of America's most respected historians, The Conquerors reveals one of the most important stories of World War II. As Allied soldiers fought the Nazis, Franklin Roosevelt and, later Harry Truman fought in private with Churchill and Stalin over how to ensure that Germany could never threaten the world again.

  

Eleven years in the writing, drawing on newly opened American, Soviet, and British documents as well as private diaries, letters and secret audio recordings, this audiobook let us eavesdrop on private conversations and telephone calls among a cast of historical giants. The Conquerors casts new light upon Roosevelt's concealment of what America knew about Hitler's war against the Jews and his foot-dragging on saving refugees; FDR's actions so shocked his closest friend in the Cabinet, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., that Morgenthau risked their friendship by accusing the President of "acquiescence" in the "murder of the Jews."

The Conquerors explores suspicions that Soviet secret agents manipulated Roosevelt and his official to do Stalin's bidding on Germany. It reveals new information on FDR's hidden illnesses and how they affected his leadership and his private talk about quitting his job during his fourth term and letting Henry Truman become President. Finally it shows how unprepared new President Truman managed to pick up the piecesand push Stalin and Churchill to accede to a bargain that would let the Anglo-Americans block Soviet threats against Western Europe and ensure that the world would not have to fear another Adolf Hitler.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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 Conquerors is a superbly written, if brief, treatment of the political events leading up to the defeat of Germany, with the main players brought vividly to life by Beschloss’ keen eye for detail and his ability to expose the human strengths and weaknesses of the participants.”  Amazon.com, editorial review
“This book…will fill the bill for those who need a readable account of how American officials and their Allied counterparts came to draw the map of postwar Europe.”  Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Michael R. Beschloss

Author Bio: Michael R. Beschloss

Michael R. Beschloss has been called “the nation’s leading presidential historian” by Newsweek.  He has written numerous books on American presidents and is a contributor to PBS’s The Newshour with Jim Lehrer. He received an Emmy Award in 2005 for his work on the Discovery Channel’s Decisions That Shook the World. As a public speaker, Beschloss has made appearances at a number of colleges, universities, and presidential libraries. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two sons.  

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English