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The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II

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Best-selling author Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin--the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders--aligned to win World War II and created a new world order.

By the end of World War II, 59 nations were arrayed against the axis powers, but three great Allied leaders--Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Chu
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by National Geographic
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Jill Mackin
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, non-fiction, ww2
Groom brings Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin to life! The book is well written and so interesting to read. One of the biggest stories of the 20th century: the winning of the 2nd WW.
Stephanie Crowe
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Allies by Winston Groom
A superb history of the three leaders who guided the world during WWII: Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Not only did these three political giants direct the strategy of the war, they contributed to the future direction of the world by decisions made at the war’s conclusion. Although I have read books and viewed movies that detailed specific battles and places, Groom did a lovely job weaving a story that pulled the events together into a broad p
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book, This to me is like a triple biography of the Big Three Allies that came together during World War II to defeat Germany and Japan. Each came from different backgrounds, and had some differences but put them aside to defeat Germany and Japan. Stalin was the only one who ruled the Soviet Union with an iron fist and had his opposition put to death or sent to gulags-labor camps and made an error to sign a treaty with Germany not to invade the Soviet Union, in which Hitler broke tha ...more
Sara (SJWonderlandz)
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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BOOK REVIEW 📚The Allies, Winston Groom
Groom's book, The Allies, is about the Alliance of Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin, the three iconic political leaders in WW2.
Part of this book reads as a biography of Churchill focusing on his upbringing, education time in the British army, as a writer and war corresponder, his imprisonment and escape, etc. I found his life story quite interesting.
The next section of this book reads like a biography on Stalin, however, nuch of the documentation of Stali
Zohar -
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II by Winston Groom is a non-fiction book which recounts how Russia became and unlikely ally with the United States and England during World War II. Mr. Groom is a historian and novelist.

History, to me, is fascinating not only because of the big picture, but also of the little stories which make up the headlines. We all heard about the
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I was provided this copy for review.

The book is wonderful at lending depth and motivations to the vastly different biographies of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. The intentions, talents, and faults accompanying each man's rise to power are given background that contextualizes the approach each takes in the challenges of WWII. It's an enjoyable insight as the reader can recognize the insecurities and ambitions from their own lives playing out in these larger-than-life heads of state—shortcoming
Crystal Zavala
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I really appreciated the way this book was laid out. The book starts out describing each of the men's upbringings and childhoods. Then it goes on to describe how they came to power. Lastly, it describes how they came to become Allies.

This book is perfect for someone who wants to get an in-depth knowledge of these three men, but don't want to read separate books. I love reading historical fiction about WWII and this book really added to my knowledge base.

The author also used photos and fun footno
William H. Wardlaw
Well done

If you enjoy studying history this is one of his many good books. He brings historical characters to life. Even if you thought you knew almost everything about these three WWII leaders you will be finding facts new to you throughout your read.
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
The main narrative of this book is 445 pages. So it's not short, but not terribly long, either. And what does it cover? It's essentially a triple biography of the three men in the title and the whole of World War II. That's a lot of ground to cover in 445 pages. Considering that whole books have been written about specific battles alone, how does it hold up?

Pretty well, actually. That's why it gains that extra fourth star. Covering the staggering amount of material in less than 500 pages could e
Kenneth Barber
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is a good overview of the three big allies that won World War II. Roosevelt,Churchill and Stalin led the countries that bore the brunt of the effort to defeat Hitler and Nazi Germany, Japan and Mussolini ‘s Italy. The author gives a brief biography of each leader and how they came to lead their respective countries.
After the war began, at different times for each country, the author details their relationships in the effort to win the war. Different strategies, war aims and domestic p
Read Ng
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A captivating and well written presentation of events shaping three of the most important historic figures of World War II. Some many facts I did not know prior to picking up this book. I really did not know anything regarding Stalin. And details regarding both Churchill and Roosevelt fleshed out my limited knowledge and misunderstandings of all of these leaders.

Many interesting details regarding events are spelled out. And I can more clearly see how WWII continued to set directions for the post
Brittney Farley
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, history
The Allies is a great read for young adults who have an interest in history. Winston Groom does a great job telling the story of Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin, the Allied powers who come together to win World War II. This story accurately depicts the history behind this war and how the Allies won and defeated the Axis powers.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An unlikely alliance and an unlikely result

If one were totally ignorant of the reason for which World War II began, or the reasons it was fought, this book will lead you to the heart of the matter.
Concise and driven by facts, it is an honest look at the very unlikely alliance that was forged and the way the world was politically shaped in the decades after the war was over.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Nice mini biographies of each leader. Would have given it four stars except for a glaring error. The author states FDR was laid to rest in the rose garden at Hyde Park with his parent. His parents are buried in the churchyard at St Jerome’s. Only FDR and Eleanor are buried in the garden at Hyde Park.
John P. Davidson
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very well written book. There is not a lot, however, that is new or surprising if you have studied the subjects. If on the other hand this is a period of time with which one is unfamiliar, this would be a very good choice.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Readable popular history dealing with three big figures in 20th century history. I think no new insights but well enough written. Broken down into sections, early life, pre-war, and wartime, so easy to read and get into.
Free e-book from the library.
Anders Endreson
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very good book
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, history-read
I find his history writing better than most.
Joe A
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Not much new information for me. well written. would be a good book for someone not that versed in this time frame at the leadership level
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of information packed into fewer than 500 pages.
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Garry Sylvan
First of all, " The Allies" is written not by an historian but by the more so prolific fiction author
Winston Groom, and he does err in his history. On page 267 of his Allies book, on Hitler's Operation Barbarossa: " The invasion force consisted not of Germans alone, but of others who had thrown in their lot with the Nazis. …..even the Spanish Communists, who lost the civil war to Franco in '39, scraped up a regiment or two to aid their fellow communists in the fight. " Gosh! how confused can th
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Winston Groom is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film in 1994. Groom was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he attended University Military School (now known as UMS-Wright Preparatory School). He attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the Army ROTC, and ...more