Erscheinungsdatum: 28.05.2007, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: NATO 1948, Titelzusatz: The Birth of the Transatlantic Alliance, Autor: Kaplan, Lawrence S., Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Military // World War II // Zweiter Weltkrieg // Periode // 1939 bis 1945, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 286, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 598 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884-December 26, 1972) was the thirty-third president of the United States (1945-53). As the final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman assumed the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died after months of declining health. Under Truman the Allies successfully concluded World War II; in the aftermath of the conflict, tensions with the Soviet Union increased, marking the start of the Cold War. Truman's administration decided to use atomic bombs on Japan in World War II; it oversaw the Berlin Airlift in 1948 and the creation of the NATO in 1949 and committed the United States to the Korean War in 1950. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Greenman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001098/bk_mike_001098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set during the chaotic years of World War II, The General's Women tells the story of the conflicted relationship between General Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, his Irish driver/aide, and the impact of that relationship on Mamie Eisenhower and her life in Washington during the war. Told from three alternating points of view (Kay's, Ike's, and Mamie's), the novel charts the deepening of the relationship as Ike and Kay move from England to North Africa to England, France, and Germany before and after the Normandy landing. At the end of the war, Ike is faced with the heart-wrenching choice between marrying Kay and a political future. The story continues into the post-war years, as Ike (returning to Mamie) becomes Army chief of staff, president of Columbia University, supreme commander of NATO, and president of the United States. Kay, meanwhile, struggles to create a life and work of her own, writing two memoirs: the first (Eisenhower Was My Boss, 1948) about her war work with Ike; the second (Past Forgetting, 1976) about their love affair. An author's note deals with the complicated question of the truth of Kay's story as it appeared in the posthumously published Past Forgetting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009768/bk_blak_009768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.