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The Resource The eleventh hour : how Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. brokered the unlikely deal that won the war, L. Douglas Keeney

The eleventh hour : how Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. brokered the unlikely deal that won the war, L. Douglas Keeney

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The eleventh hour : how Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. brokered the unlikely deal that won the war
Title
The eleventh hour
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how Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. brokered the unlikely deal that won the war
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L. Douglas Keeney
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How Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. brokered the unlikely deal that won the war
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eng
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"In late November 1943, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his Joint Chiefs of Staff secretly boarded the battleship USS Iowa to attend a conference in Tehran with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin, where the Allies would come to an agreement on a war plan to defeat Germany. Although Roosevelt's preparation at sea established the groundwork for the American position on D-Day, it was in the heated and electrifying debates that followed in Tehran--and only through those intense debates--that a deal was ultimately struck. In The Eleventh Hour, critically acclaimed author L. Douglas Keeney explores FDR's covert conferences on the battleship and provides stunning insight into the formerly secret, behind-the-scenes transcripts from the meetings in Tehran. Brilliantly chronicling the three days of aggressive debates between the heads-of-state, Keeney demonstrates that Tehran, although remembered as a diplomatic conference with a well-known outcome, was in reality chaotic, conflicted, and subject to numerous heated, closed-door sessions--with a petulant, irritable Churchill; a strikingly reserved, detached Roosevelt; and an assertive but unexpectedly diplomatic and even charming Stalin, winning over his guest, President Roosevelt, whose quarters were bugged by the Soviets. Seamlessly stitching together the private papers, diaries, meeting notes, and letters home of those on board, The Eleventh Hour narrates declassified transcripts, exposes surprising secrets, and illuminates how the debates of three men would ultimately end WWII"--From publisher
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Military historian Kenney (Lost in the Pacific) examines an impasse between the U.S. and U.K. over military strategy during WWII that was resolved at the autumn 1943 Tehran Conference—attended by F.D.R., Churchill, and Stalin—when the Soviets sided with the Americans. The U.S. wanted to focus on Operation Overlord, the planned May 1944 invasion of France, while the British, fearful of troop idleness, advocated for an equal emphasis on attacking the Germans in Italy, the Aegean, and the Balkans. Keeney recounts the discussions in depth and provides fine profiles of F.D.R. and his military leaders. Though Keeney reveals a number of fascinating anecdotes, he also gets a few important facts wrong, as when he writes that soldiers in France's northern half fought the Germans in the spring of 1940 while those in the southern half signed an armistice. Also, he writes too little about the British military leadership and the military context at the time, barely addressing the 1943 North African and Italian campaigns in two short paragraphs, and ignoring altogether the monumental 1943 Soviet–German tank battle at Kursk. While these flaws mar Keeney's briskly-narrated work, it still should appeal to those interested in WWII's military and diplomatic history. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed March 23, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 12, p)
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contains biographical information
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10416304
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Keeney, L. Douglas
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940.53/141
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Teheran Conference
  • Iowa (Battleship)
  • Iowa (Battleship)
  • Teheran Conference
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Meetings
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Diplomatic history
  • Meetings
  • Iran
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how Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. brokered the unlikely deal that won the war
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The eleventh hour : how Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. brokered the unlikely deal that won the war, L. Douglas Keeney
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Foreword -- Winter 1943 -- The Iowa -- Leaving Plymouth -- It can be done -- Baku -- The Joint Chiefs of Staff -- Torpedo -- Strong points -- Rankin -- Somebody knew something -- Option A -- Dismembering Germany -- Tunis -- The psychological moment -- The British rebellion -- Thanksgiving -- Walking home -- Cairo to Tehran -- Meeting Uncle Joe -- Dinner -- Stalin's hour -- The afternoon -- The dinner -- The British capitulation -- Dividing the spoils -- Statesman -- The Supreme Allied Commander -- Epilogue
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1100753
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781118269862
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(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014046897
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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  • (Sirsi) i9781118269862
  • (OCoLC)899880530
Label
The eleventh hour : how Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. brokered the unlikely deal that won the war, L. Douglas Keeney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Winter 1943 -- The Iowa -- Leaving Plymouth -- It can be done -- Baku -- The Joint Chiefs of Staff -- Torpedo -- Strong points -- Rankin -- Somebody knew something -- Option A -- Dismembering Germany -- Tunis -- The psychological moment -- The British rebellion -- Thanksgiving -- Walking home -- Cairo to Tehran -- Meeting Uncle Joe -- Dinner -- Stalin's hour -- The afternoon -- The dinner -- The British capitulation -- Dividing the spoils -- Statesman -- The Supreme Allied Commander -- Epilogue
Control code
1100753
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781118269862
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014046897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781118269862
  • (OCoLC)899880530

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