The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler

Autor David Roll
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 10 apr 2013
Franklin Roosevelt's friend and advisor Harry Hopkins, an Iowan social worker who became the president's political "point man" during World War II, was one of the most improbable and important political operators of the twentieth century. Having gained Roosevelt's trust assisting on campaigns and leading relief and jobs programs--including the WPA--during the 1930s, Hopkins helped the president confront the growing threat, and later the reality, of war. From the beginning, Hopkins grasped that the key to victory was the creation and maintenance of an Allied coalition of military power sustained by economic cooperation. He acted as the self-described "catalytic agent" between the Allied leaders, meeting frequently with Churchill and Stalin both before and long after Pearl Harbor and coordinating the $50 billion Lend-Lease program. David Roll's portrait of Hopkins discusses his early life and career, but emphasizes his role alongside FDR (and later Truman) in World War II, making use of previously private diaries and letters.
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ISBN-13: 9780199891955
ISBN-10: 0199891958
Pagini: 520
Ilustrații: map
Dimensiuni: 170 x 239 x 41 mm
Greutate: 0.82 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Locul publicării:New York, United States


If you prefer your history to provide new insights into our past as well as raise some of the common themes that challenge us today, then this thoroughly researched and elegantly written biography of Roosevelt's man for all season will be a joy.
David Roll's history puts a man who worked behind the scenes into the full glare of the spotlight and rightly so.
illuminating new biography ... impressive
Roll's book is fresh, extremely well researched and well written. It is difficult to see how anyone who is seriously interested in understanding the wartime alliance and the development of wartime strategy could fail to benefit from it.

Notă biografică

David Roll is the founder of Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, a public interest organization that provides pro bono legal services to social entrepreneurs around the world. He was awarded the Purpose Prize Fellowship by Civic Ventures in 2009. He lives with his wife Nancy and their dog Thatcher in Washington, DC and Glen Arbor, Michigan.