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  • The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45
  • Michael R. Beschloss
  • English
  • 01 May 2020
  • 9780743244541

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Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Michael R. Beschloss Michael R. Beschloss Ó 0 Summary Summary The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45 E plan had cost lives The Conuerors explores suspicions that Soviet agents manipulated FDR his officials to do Stalin's bidding on Germany It reveals new information on FDR's illnesses how they affected his leadership his private talk about uitting his job during his 4th term It shows FDR's final dinner in 445 in Warm Springs GA at which he Morgenthau were still arguing over postwar Germany Finally it shows how an unprepared new president managed to pick up the pieces push Stalin Churchill to accede to a bargain that would let the Anglo Americans block Soviet threats against Western Europe ensure the world wouldn't have to fear another Hitle. This book is not as the title might suggest about the destruction of Hitler s German war machine but about winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the post war German people The conflicts Beschloss recreates are much intellectual than physical in nature I admit that upon reading this book the first time in early 2003 I thought that the primary thrust of Beschloss thesis would be focused on the tactics of the military commanders the major battles fought and the leadership provided by the two presidents listed in the title It was not until I completed the book however that I clearly realized that the evil that Roosevelt and Truman conuered was not Hitler s military and his unconscionable genocidal death machine that was only the first part of the struggle The important job was to ensure that when the war was over they had in place a plan to remake

Summary The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45

Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Michael R. Beschloss Michael R. Beschloss Ó 0 Summary Summary The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45 As Allied troops advanced Franklin Roosevelt later Harry Truman fought in private with Churchill Stalin over how to ensure Germany could never threaten peace again Eleven years in the writing drawing on newly opened American Soviet British documents as well as private diaries letters audio recordings this narrative eavesdrops on private conversations between historical giants It illuminates FDR's concealment of what America knew about Hitler's war against the Jews his foot dragging on saving refugees FDR's actions so shocked his closest Cabinet friend Treasury Sec Henry Morgenthau Jr that Morgenthau risked their friendship by accusing the FD. The main character in Michael Beschloss s The Conueror s is Franklin Roosevelt s Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr Morgenthau s primary ualification for the position which he had held since the early days of the first Roosevelt administration was that he was FDR s neighbor in Duchess County New York Morgenthau was Jewish but before the news of the Holocaust started to leak out had shown little interest in his religious heritage Outraged by the reports of the Holocaust which FDR showed little response to in private or public Morgenthau found a mission in life to punish the Germans for this crime He and his aides at Treasury came up with a plan to reduce Germany after allied conuest to an agricultural nation FDR for a time formally adopted this plan agreeing to it at the Second uebec Conference with Churchill Bechloss believes Roosevelt s motives in adopt

Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Michael R. Beschloss

Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Michael R. Beschloss Michael R. Beschloss Ó 0 Summary Summary The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45 R of acuiescence in the murder of the Jews After Normandy obsessed by what he'd learned about the Nazis the Holocaust Morgenthau drew up a secret blueprint for the Allies to crush Germany by destroying German mines factories after victory FDR endorsed most of the plan pressured a reluctant Churchill to concur Horrified Sec of State Cordell Hull Sec of War Henry Stimson leaked the plan to the press during the '44 campaign Propagandist Joseph Goebbels denounced the Roosevelt Churchill Jewish murder plan claimed it would kill 43000000 Germans Republican presidential candidate Dewey charged that by stiffening German resistance publicity about th. The Conuerors is an exacting intensely researched narrative with an unfortunate subtitle Roosevelt Truman and the Destruction of Hitler s Germany 1941 1945 A telling and honest subtitle might read The machinations and plotting of the Roosevelt and Truman Cabinets with respect to post World War II Germany By volume the book deals very little with the presidents directly and certainly not with the destruction of Hitler s Germany and instead fixates on the inter departmental rivalries between the US State War and Treasury Departments as they jostled for policy supremacy in regards to a defeated Germany In particular entire sections of Conuerors involve concentrated research on the schemings communications and actions of Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau a dogged proponent of draconian measures towards Germany the fact that Morgenthau was a secular Jew amidst a lar