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Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II (Three Days Series)

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“I couldn’t put this extraordinary e-book down. Three Days on the Brink is a masterpiece: elegantly written, brilliantly conceived, and impeccably researched. This e-book not solely sparkles however is destined to be a traditional!” —Jay Winik, bestselling writer

From the #1 bestselling writer and award-winning anchor of Particular Report with Bret Baier, comes the gripping misplaced historical past of the Tehran Convention, the place FDR, Churchill, and Stalin plotted D-Day and the Second World Battle’s endgame. With the destiny of World Battle II doubtful and rumors of a Nazi assassination plot swirling, Franklin Roosevelt risked the whole lot at a clandestine assembly that will change the course of historical past.

November 1943: The Nazis and their Axis allies managed practically your complete European continent. Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained them modest floor however at a unprecedented value. On the Japanese Entrance, the Soviet Purple Military had been bled white. The trail of historical past walked a knife’s edge.

That very same month a daring gambit was hatched that will alter the whole lot. The “Large Three”—Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin—secretly met for the primary time to chart a technique for defeating Adolf Hitler. Over three days in Tehran, Iran, this trio—unusual bedfellows united by their mutual accountability as heads of the Allied powers—made important selections that will direct the ultimate years of the battle and its aftermath. In the meantime, looming over the covert assembly was the attainable menace of a Nazi assassination plot, code-named Operation Lengthy Soar.

Earlier than they left Tehran, the three leaders agreed to open a second entrance within the West, spearheaded by Operation Overload and the D-Day invasion of France at Normandy the next June. In addition they mentioned what may come after the battle, together with dividing Germany and establishing the United Nations—plans that laid the groundwork for the postwar world order and the Chilly Battle.

Bestselling writer and Fox Information Channel anchor Bret Baier’s new epic historical past, Three Days on the Brink, facilities on these essential days in Tehran, the medieval Persian metropolis on the sting of the desert. Baier makes clear the significance of Roosevelt, who stood aside as the only real chief of a democracy, recognizing him because the lead strategist for the globe’s future—the one man who may in the end permit or deny the others their place in historical past.

With new particulars found in not often seen transcripts, oral histories, and declassified State Division and presidential paperwork from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Baier illuminates the advanced character of Roosevelt, revealing a person who grew into his function and accepted the best problem any American president since Lincoln had confronted.

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