This book from the #1 bestselling author and award-winning anchor of the Special Report with Bret Baier, comes the gripping lost history of the Tehran conference where FDR, Churchill and Stalin plotted D-Day and the second World War’s endgame. With the fate of the World War II in doubt and rumors of Nazi assassination plot swirling, Franklin Roosevelt risked everything at a clandestine meeting that would change the course of history.
In November 1943: The Nazi’s and their Axis allies controlled nearly the entire European continent, Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained the modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. On the Eastern Front, the Soviet Red Army had been bled white; The path of history walked a knife’s edge.
The Big Three
That same month a daring gambit was hatched that would alter everything. The “Big Three-Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin-secretly met for the first to chart a strategy for defeating Adolf Hitler, over three days in Tehran, Iran, this trio-strange bedfellows 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, code-named Operation Long Jump.
Before they left Tehran, the three-leaders agreed to open a second front on the West, spearheaded by Operation Overload and the D-Day invasion of France and Normandy the following June. They also discussed what might come after the war, including dividing Germany and establishing the United Nations-plans that laid the grunt work for the postwar world order and the Cold War.
Bestselling Author And Fox News Anchor, Bret Baier
The bestselling author and anchor at Fox News-Bret Baier’s new epic history, Three Days At The Brink, centers on these crucial days in Tehran, the medieval Persian City on the edge of the desert. Baier makes clear the importance of Roosevelt, who stood apart the sole leader of the democracy, recognizing him as the lead strategist for the globe’s future-the one man who could ultimately allow or deny the others their place in history.
With new details discovered in rarely seen transcripts, oral histories, and declassified state department and presidential documents from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. Baier illuminates the complex character of Roosevelt, revealing a man who grew into his role and accepted the greatest challenge any American president since Lincoln had faced.
Admitting he is not a historian, Baier (Three Days In Moscow: Ronald Reagan And The Fall Of The Soviet Empire, 2018) takes on one of the most written-about personas in history offering his “personal journalist’s spin on the great events of Roosevelt’s day.” Baier states in this book, “as was the case with so many presidents, Franklin Roosevelt’s day.” Baier states in this book, “as was the case with so many presidents, Franklin Roosevelt’s mother was the wind beneath his expansive wings. “FDR’s rise in politics was temporarily slowed by polio, but even that could not defeat his spirit. “It strengthened him,” writes Baier, “as if he had been waiting all his life for a challenge large enough for his ambitions.” Within his crucible,” FDR became a vital leader just in time to help lead the faltering nation out of Depression. By this time FDR forged his partnership with Churchill, Roosevelt was at the top of his game, a war president who had supreme confidence in his persuasive abilities. Meeting Stalin for the first time face to face had been a hard-won charm offensive, and agreeing to stay in the Soviet Embassy compound (knowing it was bugged) confounded the British even as it disarmed the Soviets. The campaign to hammer out the cross-channel invasion had begun.
This book by Bret Baier “Three Days At The Brink,” is wonderfully written with Baier’s opinions and highly admiring biography that breaks no new ground using the three days at Tehran, that vital conference,” as the apotheosis of his leadership-when he took a chance on Joseph Stalin, whose country’s might was deemed necessary to turn the tide of war against the Nazis.
The third in a presidential trilogy by the Fox News host spotlights another telling moments of executive leadership in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s case, the decision, made in November 1943 to embark on an invasion of Normandy.
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