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Author: Susan Butler Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781490662275
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"Susan Butler's brilliantly readable book firmly places FDR where he belongs, as the American president engaged most directly in diplomacy and strategy, who not only had an ambitious plan for the postwar world, but had the strength, ambition and personal charm to overcome Churchill's reluctance and Stalin's suspicion to bring about what was, in effect, an American peace, and to avoid the disastrous consequences that followed the botched peace of Versailles in 1919. It is at once a long overdue tribute to FDR and his vision, and a serious work of history that reads like a novel. I would rank it next to Margaret MacMillan's Paris 1919, and casts new light on the character and war aims of Stalin, Churchill and FDR himself. Brava!" Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A solid, comprehensive account of Soviet-American relations during World War II.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Fascinating.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Franklin Roosevelt’s relationship with Joseph Stalin has been well plumbed by historians, but Butler brings intimacy and texture to the topic…few will deny the pleasure her book provides.”

    Foreign Affairs

  • “More exciting than a million calls to order…Susan Butler is the perfect historian to explore the connections between the two men.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “An ambitious new portrait of the partnership that saved the world from Nazi tyranny…A powerful book, and an irresistible read.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Throughout her excellent book, Butler shows how the leaders of the capitalist and communist worlds had not a grudging marriage of convenience but a willing friendship, one founded on and motivated by a shared vision: to defeat Hitler and create a lasting postwar peace…The result is a rewarding read about a meeting of disparate minds.”

    Star Tribune

  • “Butler effectively demonstrates that there was no greater mediator and champion of peace than Roosevelt, whose sudden death in the final months WWII robbed the world of perhaps the man who could have averted the Cold War.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Absorbing, provocative…likely to energize considerable debate.”


  • “Comprehensive…meticulous…striking…A thorough account of the alliance between two very different leaders.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “George Guidall’s voice—slightly gravelly, well aged, cultured but genial—is immediately likable, and he brings intelligence and expressiveness to his narration of this intensely detailed, sometimes revisionist, history of Russo-American relations in WWII.”


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About the Author

Susan Butler, whose mother was a member of Amelia Earhart’s flying organization, the Ninety-Nines, is a journalist with an MA degree from Columbia University whose work has appeared in the New York Times and Barron’s, among other publications. She spent ten years writing East to the Dawn, which was her first book. She lives in Lake Wales, Florida.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.