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  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Six Months in 1945’

    By the time Franklin D. Roosevelt died in April 1945, his grand vision of the world was rapidly slipping from his grasp. Once Nazi Germany was defeated, FDR hoped to leave Europe to Britain and the Soviet Union, but he had no answer to the question of just how Britain was supposed to single-handedly defend freedom on the Continent, overmatched as it clearly was.

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  • But then something gave a jolt to the Western powers: Harry Truman ascended to the presidency to succeed FDR, and, Mr. Dobbs writes, "he was not a man to be pushed around."

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