Warlords by Simon Berthon
An Extraordinary Re-creation of World War II through the Eyes and Minds of Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin

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With innovative style and thorough scholarship, Warlords tells the story of World War II through the eyes and minds of its four great leaders-Adolf Hitler, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. While their nations battled in the field, these warlords of the twentieth century waged a private war of the mind. From Whitehall and Washington to the Wolf’s Lair and the Kremlin, Warlords documents their psychological battles and the attempts to outthink and outfight one another. Like a cinematic thriller, rapidly cutting from one man to the next, the narrative reveals each leader as they face history’s greatest conflict-and each other.
 

About Simon Berthon

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Simon Berthon is a distinguished writer and producer of historical documentaries and is the author of Allies at War. Joanna Potts has worked on a number of television series including Empire by Niall Ferguson.
 
Published September 7, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 386 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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One telling moment comes early on, when a pleading envoy promised that Britain would recognize Soviet sovereignty over the Baltic states if only they would switch to the Allied cause, while another moment comes very late, when Stalin professes great anger at being nicknamed “Uncle Joe” and wins a...

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Recounting WWII from the point of view of the era's four political giants is an original idea, and it works: while not exactly revisionist, Berthon and Potts's book delivers some good jolts.

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Jeremy Lynch

How Stalin manipulated Churchill and Hitler, and how Roosevelt manipulated them all (Except Hitler).

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