Three days at the brink FDR's daring gamble to win World War II

Bret Baier

Book - 2019

November 1943: World War II teetered in the balance. The Nazis controlled nearly all of the European continent. Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets had already lost millions of lives. That same month in Tehran, with the fate of the world in question, the 'Big Three,' Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, secretly met for the first time to c...hart a strategy for defeating Hitler. Over three days, this trio, strange bed fellows united by their mutual responsibility as heads of the Allied powers, made essential decisions that would direct the final years of the war and its aftermath. Meanwhile, looming over the covert meeting was the possible threat of a Nazi assassination plot nicknamed 'Operation Long Jump,' heightening the already dramatic stakes.

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Three days series
New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollingPublishers [2019]
First edition
Physical Description
xiv, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages [393]-422) and index.
Main Author
Bret Baier (author)
Other Authors
Catherine Whitney (author)
  • Part one: the making of FDR. To whom much is given ; Into the arena ; The crucible ; In the footsteps of Cousin Teddy
  • Part two: seeking greatness. The mighty pen ; Governing in crisis ; Franklin and Winston ; The rise of the Allies ; The common cause
  • Part three: three days at the brink. The road to Tehran ; Your house is my house ; Clash of titans ; Like a rainbow
  • Part four: the endgame. At last, overlord ; FDR's final act ; The world he left behind
  • The last word: 76 years later: keep talking.