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    PDF or EBOOK (The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45) ´ Michael R. Beschloss This book is a very informative narrative of a very interesting War and time period It covers just the years 1941 through 1945 Most of it deals with American President Franklin D Roosevelt England’s Prime Minister Winston Church Hill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin’s handling of the war against Nazi led Germany By 1943 it looke

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    read The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45 PDF or EBOOK (The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45) ´ Michael R. Beschloss The main character in Michael Beschloss's The Conueror's is Franklin Roosevelt's Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau

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    characters Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Michael R. Beschloss Michael R. Beschloss ¸ 3 read read The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45 This is a history of Allied planning for a postwar Germany Noting that Germany evolved even after reunification into a peaceful representative democracy author Beschloss is interested in what went right and how it came to be so despite the passionate debates between and within the allied governmentsI was particularly interested in the relations between FDR Churchill and Stalin noting here as I'd done elsewhere

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    Michael R. Beschloss ¸ 3 read characters Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Michael R. Beschloss read The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45 Michael Beschloss is a great presidential historian In The Conuerors he takes an in depth behind the scenes look at decision making by the Roosevelt and Truman administrations regarding treatment of Jewish refugees the Holocaust and what to do with post war Germany Beschloss relies largely on the records kept by Sec of Treasury Henry Morge

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45) ´ Michael R. Beschloss characters Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Michael R. Beschloss The book is The Conuerors by Michael Beschloss and its focus is somewhat different from what you might expect from the titleI expected the book to be about the strategy and battles of the war against Nazi Germany To my surprise and minor disappointment these events were barely mentioned Instead the book is really focused on the uestion of what to do with Nazi Germany after the war was won Key to that decision m

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45) ´ Michael R. Beschloss The Conuerors is an exacting intensely researched narrative with an unfortunate subtitle Roosevelt Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 1945 A telling and honest subtitle might read The machinations and plotting of the Roosevelt and Truman Cabinets with respect to post World War II Germany By volu

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    characters Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Michael R. Beschloss Michael R. Beschloss ¸ 3 read PDF or EBOOK (The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45) ´ Michael R. Beschloss Michael Beschloss' The Conuerors is a wonderful examination of how Roosevelt Truman and other Allied leaders planned the destruction of Hitler's war machine as well post war Germany remember back when we planned ahead? The book focus

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45) ´ Michael R. Beschloss This book is not as the title might suggest about the destruction of Hitler’s German war machine but about winning the battle for

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45) ´ Michael R. Beschloss This book was a deep disappointment The subtitle “Roosevelt Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 1945” is a deception Only in a footnote two thirds into the book is the reader actually told “ this book is concerned with Roosevelt’s and Truman’s wartime statecraft on postwar Germany” The first half of the book covers

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45) ´ Michael R. Beschloss Before the meeting Roosevelt saw McCloy alone With a stiff armed Hitler salute the President cried Heil McCloy Hochkommissar fur Deutschland He said I've made up my mind McCloy you're going to be the first high commissione

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The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45

Michael R. Beschloss ¸ 3 read characters Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Michael R. Beschloss The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45 review ¶ eBook or Kindle ePUB R of acuiescence in the murder of the Jews After Normandy obsessed by what he'd learned about the Nazis the Holocaust Morgenthau drew up a secret blueprint for the Allies to crush Germany by destroying German mines factories after victory FDR endorsed most of the plan pressured a reluctant Churchill to concur Horrified Sec of State Cordell Hull Sec of War Henry Stimson leaked the plan to the press during the '44 campaign Propagandist Joseph Goebbels denounced the Roosevelt Churchill Jewish murder plan claimed it would kill 43000000 Germans Republican presidential candidate Dewey charged that by stiffening German resistance publicity about th. The Conuerors is an exacting intensely researched narrative with an unfortunate subtitle Roosevelt Truman and the Destruction of Hitler s Germany 1941 1945 A telling and honest subtitle might read The machinations and plotting of the Roosevelt and Truman Cabinets with respect to post World War II Germany By volume the book deals very little with the presidents directly and certainly not with the destruction of Hitler s Germany and instead fixates on the inter departmental rivalries between the US State War and Treasury Departments as they jostled for policy supremacy in regards to a defeated Germany In particular entire sections of Conuerors involve concentrated research on the schemings communications and actions of Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau a dogged proponent of draconian measures towards Germany the fact that Morgenthau was a secular Jew amidst a largely anti Jewish cabinet is a constant narrative presence At times Conuerors almost feels like a mini biography of Morgenthau so focused is the narrative with his preoccupation on the issue of GermanyNone of what I ve written above is meant as an explicit criticism Beschloss s work is full of insightful historical observations and fascinating anecdotes and Conuerors does a stellar job of demonstrating the complex partisan and often haphazard nature of European World War II policy formation during the Roosevelt Truman administrations While Conuerors wasn t entirely what I expected for these reasons alone I m glad to have worked my way through it

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Michael R. Beschloss ¸ 3 read characters Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Michael R. Beschloss The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45 review ¶ eBook or Kindle ePUB E plan had cost lives The Conuerors explores suspicions that Soviet agents manipulated FDR his officials to do Stalin's bidding on Germany It reveals new information on FDR's illnesses how they affected his leadership his private talk about uitting his job during his 4th term It shows FDR's final dinner in 445 in Warm Springs GA at which he Morgenthau were still arguing over postwar Germany Finally it shows how an unprepared new president managed to pick up the pieces push Stalin Churchill to accede to a bargain that would let the Anglo Americans block Soviet threats against Western Europe ensure the world wouldn't have to fear another Hitle. This book is not as the title might suggest about the destruction of Hitler s German war machine but about winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the post war German people The conflicts Beschloss recreates are much intellectual than physical in nature I admit that upon reading this book the first time in early 2003 I thought that the primary thrust of Beschloss thesis would be focused on the tactics of the military commanders the major battles fought and the leadership provided by the two presidents listed in the title It was not until I completed the book however that I clearly realized that the evil that Roosevelt and Truman conuered was not Hitler s military and his unconscionable genocidal death machine that was only the first part of the struggle The important job was to ensure that when the war was over they had in place a plan to remake Germany not merely to rebuild it That is to make sure that Germany would never again have plunged the world into their wars of expansion and aggression as Churchill stated after returning from Casablanca in 1943 My second reading has confirmed that this is an important book for those interested in World War II GermanyThanks to Beschloss non scholarly narrative style and his attention to an easy to follow linear timeline this was a thoroughly enjoyable read It was not however a book about Roosevelt and Truman so much as a book about the Morgenthau Plan and its impact on the conduct of the war and the post war period The majority of the book dealt with the transformation of the painfully shy Dutchess County neighbor and long time friend of Roosevelt Henry Morgenthau Jr The author paints a detailed picture of the man who for years attempted to ignore or hide from his German Jewish roots while serving as FDR s Treasury Secretary and explains how he eventually became a committed Zionist obsessed with Hitler s intentions to achieve the final solution to the Jewish problem Beschloss brackets Morgenthau s gripping story and his Carthaginian plan for post war Germany with good solid and well researched World War II information The book begins with the Stauffenberg assassination attempt on July 20 1944 and closes with Ike s famous statement from October 1945 the success of this occupation can only be judged fifty years from now If the Germans have a stable prosperous democracy then we shall have succeeded 283 In between these two events he fleshes out the strengths and the sometimes enormous weaknesses of Roosevelt Churchill Stalin Truman and a host of cabinet members He brings to the surface the undeniable anti Semitism which was rampant in our country at the time and the effect it had on FDR s unwillingness to attach much significance to the intelligence that he was receiving as early as 1939 on Nazi death camps I use as a corroborating reference to this statement a transcript of his December 29 1940 fireside chat to the nation where he makes specific reference to the shootings chains and concentration camps that are the very altars of this modern dictatorship Beschloss explains that the Morgenthau plan would never work for a Truman that could say to Secretary Stimson don t worry Neither Morgenthau Baruch nor any of the Jew boys will be going to Potsdam 246 You get an even better feel for this when reading comments like those voiced by the Ambassador to England Joseph Kennedy who said that dragging this nation into a Jewish war would result in blood running in the streets of New York than Berlin 41 In his defense Roosevelt was also forced to spend time dealing with the rabid anti Semite Father Charles Coughlin who railed against Jews the communists and the godless capitalists as the cause of America s ills as early as 1936 As a result the author focuses most of the book on Morgenthau s experiences which primarily consist of bureaucratic infighting among the Treasury State War Departments and the new Truman Administration much of it driven by latent anti Semitism While publicly supporting Morgenthau FDR carried an intense private opposition to his plan to reduce Germany to a group of pastoral city states Here the author s writing style allows you to get a sense of the insecurities some of these cabinet members carried around with them when in the presence of FDR s larger than life personality and how it sometimes affected the conduct of the war His portrayal of Secretaries of State Stettinius and Bryne can actually make you wince Reading this one could wonder how we have survived this long as a nation if we sometimes have these manipulative backbiting boot lickers as advisors to our presidentsThe Conuerors does tackle some of the rumors that continue to cloud FDR s time in office to this day From suspicions about Stalin s ability to manipulate Roosevelt which infuriated Churchill to his less than honest dealings with the public on the amount of Lend Lease activities occurring in the late 1930s While telling Americans that they were not going to be involved in another European war he was sending much needed supplies to England and building up our military uietly yet effectively Beschloss spends a good deal of time on FDR s Machiavellian management style and how he pitted cabinet members and advisers against one another and then reigning them in only when they are about to go entirely off the reservation No less a figure than Eisenhower himself when chosen to be the Supreme Commander of Operation Overlord says of Roosevelt that he was almost an egomaniac in his belief in his own wisdom 29 And how his illness especially in 1944 as he approached his fourth term affected his ability to lead showing him sometimes so tired as to be unable to read and grasp important documents and overseas cables Most important for me was the fact that knowing he was so ill he never included Truman in a single discussion about the war This left Truman woefully unprepared to assume his role as the 33rd president and to be the man that would push two towering figures of the last century Churchill and Stalin to agree to his plan to remake Germany while holding off the growing Soviet threat to Western Europe and at the same time supporting a nearly bankrupt England And to accomplish that task while wielding the incredible power of the new atomic weapons systems in his arsenal as wellMany historians point to the success of the transformation of Germany as the result of the Marshall Plan the Berlin Airlift the rise of NATO and the US commitment to defend Western Europe at any cost against the threatening Soviet expansion Beschloss highlights the foresight of FDR and Truman to keep Germany from ever again becoming a threat while ensuring that the failure of Europe s largest economy did not drive the continent into a massive depression In fact Beschloss believes that the success in Germany outshines even the New Deal programs designed and implemented by our 32nd president Although Eisenhower supported a very tough stance on treatment of all Germans Nazi or not to him all Germans were culpable in the carnage that occurred like FDR and Truman he drew the line at dismembering the economy and voiced strong concerns about the implementation of JSC 1067 the Handbook for Military Government as being overly harsh It was Eisenhower s belief that you had to control the Germans without forcing them to look at Communism as a better alternative than democracy Truman concurred and the military governor Lucius Clay carried those plans out almost flawlesslyI am drawn to this historical period for good reason I m a baby boomer born right after this war ended In 1968 as a 21 year old draftee I was transferred to West Germany and was stationed in Bavaria By the time I took my discharge there in early 1969 I spoke passable German and subseuently lived as a civilian in Bad Kissigen and later Paris for another 18 months before retuning to the Woodstock Generation I found one of the most moving and thought provoking parts of The Conuerors on page 279 Beschloss uotes the historian Thomas Alan Schwartz who noted that surveys made a decade after the German defeat revealed that most Germans still thought that Germany s best times in recent history had been during the first years of the Nazis A large minority was still insisting that Nazism was a good idea badly carried out That chilled me and I was drawn back in time to an early morning after a late night of drinking way too much Asbach Uralt and German lagers with some locals at a Gasthaus in Ingolstadt Around 2 AM a group of four or five grizzled old Germans stood up and sang the banned stanzas from Deutchland Uber Alles a song still treated as a criminal act at that time It may still be Germany Germany above all else For the last time the storm call has sounded We are all prepared for the fight Soon Hitler flags will fly over every street Our servitude will not last much longer now When I uestioned my girlfriend of that time why they would do such a thing risking fines and possible jail time 25 years after the war was over she replied with almost no hesitation and in a clear straightforward manner We are Germans he made us proud to be Germans We have never felt that way since She was about 25 years old at the time born immediately after the hostilities had ended Maybe Morgenthau was right after all Maybe not You decide

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Michael R. Beschloss ¸ 3 read characters Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Michael R. Beschloss The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45 review ¶ eBook or Kindle ePUB As Allied troops advanced Franklin Roosevelt later Harry Truman fought in private with Churchill Stalin over how to ensure Germany could never threaten peace again Eleven years in the writing drawing on newly opened American Soviet British documents as well as private diaries letters audio recordings this narrative eavesdrops on private conversations between historical giants It illuminates FDR's concealment of what America knew about Hitler's war against the Jews his foot dragging on saving refugees FDR's actions so shocked his closest Cabinet friend Treasury Sec Henry Morgenthau Jr that Morgenthau risked their friendship by accusing the FD. This is a history of Allied planning for a postwar Germany Noting that Germany evolved even after reunification into a peaceful representative democracy author Beschloss is interested in what went right and how it came to be so despite the passionate debates between and within the allied governmentsI was particularly interested in the relations between FDR Churchill and Stalin noting here as I d done elsewhere that FDR and Stalin respected and came to trust one another How different the world may have been had Roosevelt survived his fourth term and gone on as he hoped to become a leader of the United Nations Organization He was only sixty three at the time of his death

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  • The Conuerors Roosevelt Truman the Destruction of Hitler's Germany 1941 45
  • Michael R. Beschloss
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  • 14 June 2019
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