Unconditional Surrender by Thomas Fleming
The Policy That Prolonged World War II (The Thomas Fleming Library)

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Here, from New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Thomas Fleming, is the seldom-told account of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s policy toward the Axis powers during World War II. Driven by his dislike of the German people, the president, with encouragement from his Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., insisted on a strategy that settled for nothing less than unconditional surrender. That strategy not only prolonged the war but cost hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of additional lives.
Fleming makes a convincing case that Roosevelt’s exceedingly harsh policy ironically guaranteed that the Germans would never surrender, even in the face of certain defeat. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, though upset with FDR at times, was no strong defender of a more humane and conciliatory approach. This fascinating account of these events adds to our understanding of the personalities and politics of the time.

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New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming is one of the most distinguished and productive historians and novelists of our time. He has written 20 nonfiction books that have won prizes and praise from critics and fellow historians, many with a special focus on the American Revolution. He has also written 23 historical novels, many of them bestsellers.
Published December 5, 2011 by New Word City, Inc.. 27 pages
Genres: History.

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