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The Hopkins touch : Harry Hopkins and the forging of the alliance to defeat Hitler / David L. Roll.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch B HOPKINS (Text) 0530009813581 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Colleton - Main Library 940.352 Roll, David (Text) 3010280515 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - St. George Main Library 940.532 ROL (Text) 30018004531899 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780199891955
  • Physical Description: 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Ambitious reformer -- Asks for nothing except to serve -- He suddenly came out with it: the whole program -- The right man -- First glimpse of dawn? -- Vodka has authority -- At last we have gotten together -- We are all in the same boat now -- Some sort of a front this summer -- The Hopkins touch -- Lighting the torch -- The view from Marrakech -- Fault lines -- The alliance shifts -- Tilting toward the Russians -- A soldier's debt -- The best they could do -- A leave of absence from death -- The root of the matter.
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The Hopkins Touch offers the first portrait in over two decades of the most powerful man in Roosevelt's administration. America's--relationships with Churchill and Stalin, and spoke with an authority second only to the president's. Gaunt, nearly spectral, and malnourished following an operation to remove part of his stomach, the newly widowed Hopkins accepted the president's invitation to move into the White House in 1940 and remained Roosevelt's closest advisor, speechwriter, sounding board, and friend nearly to the end. Between 1940 and 1945, with incomparable skill and indefatigable determination, Hopkins organized the Lend-Lease program and steered the president to prepare the public for war with Germany. He became FDR's problem-solver and fixer, helping to smooth over crises, such as when the British refused to allow an invasion of Europe in 1943, enraging Stalin, who felt that the Soviet Union was carrying the military effort against the Nazis. Lacking an official title or a clear executive branch portfolio, Hopkins could take the political risks his boss could not, and proved crucial to maintaining personal relations among the Big Three. Beloved by some--such as Churchill, who believed that Hopkins "always went to the root of the matter"--and trusted by most--including the paranoid Stalin--there were nevertheless those who resented the influence of "the White House Rasputin." Based on newly available sources, The Hopkins Touch is an absorbing, substantial new work that offers a fresh perspective on the World War II era and the Allied leaders, through the life of the man who kept them on point until the war was won.
Subject: Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946.
World War, 1939-1945 > Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
United States > Foreign relations > 1933-1945.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 > Friends and associates.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.

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