Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History (Paperback)Robert E. Sherwood (author)
Paperback 980 Pages / Published: 15/02/2008
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With Pearl Harbor and America's entry into the greatest war in history, innumerable documents of vital historical importance are available only to a handful of researchers and scholars. This book is the classic account of FDR's foreign policy during World War II and how Harry Hopkins, his friend and confidant, became the President's"point man". Hopkins acted as FDR's unofficial emissary to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Visiting Britain in spring 1941, he had a major voice in making policy for the vast $50 billion Lend-Lease program, especially regarding supplies, first for Britain and then (upon the German invasion) the USSR too. He went to Moscow in July 1941 to make personal contact with Stalin. Hopkins recommended, and the president accepted, the inclusion of the Soviets in Lend-Lease. He then accompanied Churchill to the Atlantic Conference. Hopkins promoted an aggressive war against Germany and successfully urged Roosevelt to use the Navy to protect convoys before the US entered the war in December 1941. Roosevelt brought him along as advisor to his meetings with Churchill at Cairo, Tehran and Casablanca in 1942-43. He was a firm supporter of China, which received Lend Lease aid for its military and air force. Hopkins wielded more diplomatic power than the entire State Department. Hopkins helped identify and sponsor numerous potential leaders, including Dwight D. Eisenhower. He continued to live in the White House and saw the president more often than any other advisor. This is the inside history of America's inevitable wartime rise as a great power, written in wonderfully readable prose by White House speechwriter, the prize winning playwright Robert Sherwood.
Publisher: Enigma Books
Number of pages: 980
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 36 mm
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