Three Days at the Brink, Young Readers' Edition: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II

Three Days at the Brink, Young Readers' Edition: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II

by Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney

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This young readers’ edition from New York Times bestselling author and Fox News anchor Bret Baier dives into the first of the secret World War II meetings between President Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, which would shape the world for decades to come.

In the process, it tells the story of the personal and political evolution of Roosevelt, and how he came to be the man who orchestrated the most decisive conference of the war.

Following Germany’s invasion of the USSR in June 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill offered his support to the Soviets. But by the time the United States entered what had become the second World War in history, it became crucial for the Allied forces to better align themselves against the Axis powers.

This meeting of the minds took place in Tehran, and in attendance were some of the most iconic leaders of the twentieth century: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

Though America, Britain, and the Soviet Union all had a common enemy, their political goals differed greatly. This young readers’ edition will explore how their united stance against Nazi Germany allowed them to mend their differences, paving the way for what eventually became one of the most important victories in world history.

This book, which includes an insert of photographs from that time, tells the inside story of their secret conference.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062915399
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/22/2019
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 532,904
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Bret Baier is the chief political anchor for Fox News Channel and the anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier. He previously served as Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News Channel and as the network’s National Security Correspondent based at the Pentagon, reporting on military and national security affairs. A recipient of the National Press Foundation’s Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, Baier is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win WWII; Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire; Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission; and Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.

Catherine Whitney has written or collaborated on more than twenty-five books, including Framing a Life: A Family Memoir with Geraldine Ferraro and Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice with the late Judge Harold J. Rothwax.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding FDR ix

Prologue: The "Big Three" Dinner Party xiii

Part 1 The Making of FDR

1 To Whom Much Is Given 1

2 Into the Arena 13

3 Polio 27

4 In the Footsteps of Cousin Teddy 40

Part 2 Seeking Greatness

5 President Roosevelt 53

6 Governing in Crisis 61

7 Franklin and Winston 73

8 The Rise of the Allies 88

9 The Common Cause 95

Part 3 Three Days at the Brink

10 The Road to Tehran 119

11 Your House Is My House 135

12 Clash of Titans 145

13 Like a Rainbow 152

Part 4 The Endgame

14 At Last, Overlord 165

15 FDR's Final Act 177

16 The World He Left Behind 194

Acknowledgments 208

Glossary 211

Source Notes 213

Index 233

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