Alliance: The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another
It took a global cataclysm to put Winston Churchill on the same side of the table as Joseph Stalin, and in the process catapult Franklin Roosevelt’s isolationist United States beyond its shores. Alliance never loses sight of the three extraordinary individuals who led their nations through the greatest human conflict in history, nor the underlying tension between them. As the war progresses, it changes the relationship and the power of these leaders. Churchill sees his position diminish, Roosevelt’s improve, and the sinister nature of Stalin’s postwar vision emerge from virtually the first moments of the “Big Three’s” association. In the process, they spawned not only the “special relationship” between Britain and the U.S., but the Cold War that inevitably grew from the seeds of the old conflict. This book documents three titanic personalities, and the times they were both led by and shaped.