Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving aides and Roosevelt family members, Nigel Hamilton offers a definitive account of FDR's masterful-and underappreciated-command of the Allied war effort. Hamilton takes listeners inside FDR's White House Oval Study - his personal command center - and into the meetings where he battled with Churchill about strategy and tactics and overrode the near mutinies of his own generals and secretary of war.
"Placing Roosevelt a the center of WW2 strategy"
Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command, long-listed for the National Book Award, drew on years of archival research and interviews to portray FDR in a tight close-up as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II. Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel - suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs - of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy.
Here is an insightful and much anticipated history of Bill Clinton's first term in office, describing his extraordinary effort to be a modern president in a modern world. A decade and a half after William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, best-selling, award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office in modern times.
A decade-and-a-half after William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, best-selling, award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office in modern times. The Clinton presidency began disastrously and deteriorated in a series of fiascoes. How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is the focus of this hitherto unwritten story.