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“Thankfully Enigma Books has now brought this landmark back to life.”—Peter Zelikow, Foreign Affairs
Because it offers a rare insight into the workings of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s wartime diplomacy, this book is the classic account of FDR’s foreign policy during World War II, examining how Harry Hopkins, his friend and confidant, became the president’s “point man” with Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle, and other allied leaders. It is the inside history of America’s inevitable wartime rise as a great power, written in wonderfully readable prose by White House speechwriter and prize-winning playwright Robert Sherwood.
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Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955) was born in New Rochelle, NY. During World War II, he was the chief of the overseas branch of the Office of War Information (1942-44). In 1939 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his play, `Abe Lincoln in Illinois`; `The Petrified Forest` is among his other well-known dramas. In 1949 he received the Pulitzer Prize for biography for `Roosevelt and Hopkins.`About the Author:
Robert E. Sherwood was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. Irwin F. Gellman is an independent scholar and the author of Roosevelt and Battista: Good Neighbor Diplomacy in Cuba, 1933-1945 and Good Neighbor Diplomacy: United States Policies in Latin America, 1933-1945. He has been working on a multi-volume biography.
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