Alliance: : The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another
Jonathan Fenby

Alliance: :  The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another

Throughout the war the 'Big Three' -- Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin -- met in various permutations and locations to thrash out ways to defeat Nazi Germany -- and, just as importantly, to decide the way Europe would look after the war. This was the political rather than military struggle: a battle of wills and diplomacy between three men with vastly differing backgrounds, characters -- and agendas.

Focusing on the riveting interplay between these three extraordinary personalities, Jonathan Fenby re-creates the major Allied conferences including Casablanca, Potsdam and Yalta to show exactly who bullied whom, who was really in control, and how the key decisions were taken. With his customary flair for narrative, character and telling detail, Fenby's account reveals what really went on in those smoke-filled rooms and shows how "jaw-jaw" as well as "war-war" led to Hitler's defeat and the shape of the post-war world.

Book Details:

  • Author: Jonathan Fenby
  • Published Year: 2007
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Simon & Schuster
    • US: Macadam Cage,
Jonathan Fenby

Jonathan Fenby

Jonathan Fenby has published twenty books, mainly on modern global history, China and France. In a journalistic career spanning four decades, he was Editor of The Observer, the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong (during the handover from Britain to China) and Reuters World Service. He also held senior editorial posts at The Economist, The Independent and The Guardian and has been a foreign correspondent in Vietnam, Germany and France where he spent twelve years working for Reuters, The Economist and The Times. After returning to the UK from Hong Kong in 2000, he was a founding partner of...
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Book Reviews

  • "History caught in close, relentless focus….Fenby, a superb researcher, tells a compelling story brilliantly well."
    The Observer
  • "Highly readable."
    Sunday Times
  • "The best sort of history….So effective a writer is Fenby that at time you fell you can see the three principles."
    The Guardian
  • "What Fenby does brilliantly, and sometime movingly, is to bring these three extraordinary men to life."
    Daily Telegraph
  • "A quite brilliant narrative. "
  • "Excellent."
    Andrew Marr, Daily Telegraph