The Allies

This is history. Not history 101 like you may have suffered through in your  freshman year at college, but living, breathing history. In this eminently readable 500 page book, Groom braids together the events that led to and transpired during World War II as witnessed and influenced by three bigger than life men. Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin rise from the pages with details of character and events that illustrate the tenuous relationship between America’s idealistic president, a war-tested, experienced politician and strategist, Churchill, and perhaps the most notorious figure of our time, Stalin. As Groom says, in the book’s epilogue: “War, like Shakespeare’s ‘misery,’ makes strange bedfellows.”

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