Roosevelt and Stalin

Portrait of a Partnership
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Author(s): Susan Butler
Genre: History
Imprint: ITK Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (18 discs)
Product Number: ND0338
Released: Apr 08, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490658643
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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Susan Butler's brilliantly readable book firmly places FDR where he belongs, as the American president engaged most directly in diplomacy and strategy, who not only had an ambitious plan for the postwar world, but had the strength, ambition and personal charm to overcome Churchill's reluctance and Stalin's suspicion to bring about what was, in effect, an American peace, and to avoid the disastrous consequences that followed the botched peace of Versailles in 1919. It is at once a long overdue tribute to FDR and his vision, and a serious work of history that reads like a novel. I would rank it next to Margaret MacMillan's Paris 1919, and casts new light on the character and war aims of Stalin, Churchill and FDR himself. Brava!

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Roosevelt and Stalin
Product Number: BX00034099
Product Number:ND0338
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eAudio
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Author(s): Susan Butler
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Genre: History
Product Number Z09890
Released: Apr 27, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490658650
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Susan Butler
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Genre: History
Product Number MP1591
Released: Apr 22, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490677781
eBook
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Author(s): Susan Butler
Genre: History
Product Number EB00556575
Released: Mar 03, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9781101874622

Professional reviews

"George Guidall's voice--slightly gravelly, well aged, cultured but genial--is immediately likable, and he brings intelligence and expressiveness to his narration of this intensely detailed, sometimes revisionist, history of Russo-American relations in WWII. But the performance does have its flaws. His pace is a beat slow to start, though he picks it up admirably. His sentence modulations tend to fall into patterns that can become distractingly repetitous. Unexpected pauses and over-energized quotations add further distractions. Still, the reading is engaging enough to carry listeners through even the occasional numbingly detailed accounts of meetings of the war leaders. W.M. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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