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1944 : FDR and the year that changed history / Jay Winik.

Winik, Jay, 1957- (author.).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

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Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 940.5373 WIN (Text) 33118000173245 Adult: Large Print Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 940.5373 WINIK LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000081424 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 940.53 WIN (Text) 70743000154345 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 940.5373 WINI (Text) 39231033312238 Large Print Collection Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield L.P. 940.53 Winik (Text) 31208912034511 large print Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 940.5373 Win (Text) 78731000492323 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410486004
  • ISBN: 1410486001
  • Physical Description: 1027 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.

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"Published in 2016 by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc."
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Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prelude: The sphinx -- Part I. Spring 1944: Everything all at once -- Tehran -- "I want to sleep and sleep twelve hours a day" -- Escape, part 1 -- Escape, part 2 -- "This is the year 1944" -- "Could we be granted victory this year, 1944?" -- Part II. The road to 1944 -- Beginnings -- Mills of the gods -- Giant cemeteries -- Riegner -- 1943 -- "The acquiescence of this government in the murder of the Jews" -- Part III. The fateful decision -- Trapped between knowing and not knowing -- The wind and the silence -- Part IV. 1945 -- Reckoning.
Summary, etc.:
It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well. Nineteen forty-four was a year that could have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler's waning power. Instead, it saved those democracies -- but with a fateful cost. The year witnessed a series of titanic events: FDR at the pinnacle of his wartime leadership as well as his reelection, the planning of Operation Overlord with Churchill and Stalin, the unprecedented D-Day invasion and the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and the tumultuous conferences that finally shaped the coming peace. But on the way, millions of more lives were still at stake as President Roosevelt was exposed to mounting evidence of the most grotesque crime in history, the Final Solution. Just as the Allies were landing in Normandy, the Nazis were accelerating the killing of European Jews. Winik shows how escalating pressures fell on Roosevelt, whose rapidly deteriorating health was a closely guarded secret. Was winning the war the best way to rescue the Jews? Was a rescue even possible? Or would it get in the way of defeating Hitler? In a year when even the most audacious undertakings were within the world's reach, including the liberation of Europe, one challenge -- saving Europe's Jews -- seemed to remain beyond Roosevelt's grasp.
Subject: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 > Influence.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
Political leadership > United States > History > 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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