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This is book number 3 in the FDR at War series.
The final title of Hamilton’s 3-volume biography of FDR as commander-in-chief is a triumph. Compulsively readable yet with a masterful command of his source material, Hamilton gives us a fresh and detailed view of the last two dramatic years of FDR’s life from the wartime summit in Tehran, through the landings at D-Day, his election to a fourth term and the dying president’s final Big Three conference at Yalta.
Dale— From War and Peace
“A first-class, lens-changing work.” — James N. Mattis, former US secretary of defense "If history belongs to the best and latest writer, Nigel Hamilton has won the war for Roosevelt’s legacy from Churchill."— Wall Street Journal "Compelling...as gripping and powerfully argued as the first two." — New York Times Book Review “Thorough and deliberate . . . Vividly recreates FDR’s decline and makes his accomplishments all the more impressive. Like its predecessors in the trilogy, this volume will reward readers of World War II and presidential history.” — Publishers Weekly “Significant study . . . of considerable interest to students of presidential and American military history.” — Kirkus Reviews “With deft storytelling and impeccable scholarship, Nigel Hamilton completes his essential trilogy of FDR and World War II with a bang. War and Peace is a masterful reevaluation of D-day, Hitler’s demise, and the Yalta Conference. A stunning achievement!” — Douglas Brinkley, author of Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America “On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-day, War and Peace is the dramatic culmination of Nigel Hamilton’s magnificent trilogy of FDR’s wartime leadership as commander in chief. It is also a vivid example of the critical importance of presidential leadership in times of national crisis. This sweeping narrative of Roosevelt’s triumphs and the tragedy of his untimely death in 1945 is history and biography at its very finest.” — Carlo D’Este, author of Patton: A Genius for War and Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874–1945 PRAISE FOR COMMANDER IN CHIEF “Ably dramatizes Roosevelt’s wranglings with Churchill during World War II . . . Provocative . . . It is stimulating to follow Hamilton as he lays out his argument.” — Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times Book Review “Superb.” — Fareed Zakaria “A detailed look at Franklin Roosevelt’s role in the Allied strategy midway through World War II, with an emphasis on his relations with Winston Churchill. Hamilton shows Roosevelt’s clear vision of how to win the war and how to create a postwar society that would prevent such wars from recurring . . . [Commander in Chief] presents a convincing portrait of its main subject, strengthening readers’ confidence in the author’s conclusions. The book is strongly pro-Roosevelt, but Hamilton gives a solid inside view of the strategic thinking that went into the campaign against Hitler as America laid the groundwork for the D-day invasion the following year.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review PRAISE FOR MANTLE OF COMMAND “The Mantle of Command is splendid: It’s the memoir Roosevelt didn’t get to write.” — New York Times Book Review “Masterly.” — Wall Street Journal “FDR has frequently been underestimated as a military leader, yielding, in the historical imagination, to George Marshall and Winston Churchill, among others. Nigel Hamilton attacks this view with his characteristic verve, portraying a president with the reins of war fully, if often subtly, in his hands. The conventional wisdom will never —