Masters and Commanders

Masters and Commanders

How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945

Book - 2009
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A joint profile of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and their armed forces commanders Alan Brooke and George C. Marshall evaluates the pivotal ways in which they determined the strategies of allied forces during World War II, in an account that reveals their divergent agendas and tense efforts to collaborate or outmaneuver each other.
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2009]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780061228575
Branch Call Number: 940.5322 R541
Characteristics: xl, 673 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Masters & commanders


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May 14, 2018

The sheer volume of material written about World War II makes one naturally wonder why creating a new book is even necessary, despite there being additional relevations as time goes by of previously secret material. Historian Andrew Roberts' fantastic work answers that question by delving specifically into the relationship between the two American and two British figures who directed military policy. Franklin Roosevelt and George Marshall often had differing interests with Winston Churchill and Alan Brooke, their respective counterparts from 'across the pond'. Yet their mutual ability to rise above their conflicts to save Western civilization is described quite well in this nice book.


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