The Eleventh Hour: How Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. Brokered the Unlikely Deal That Won the War

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5.8 X 9.7 X 1.2 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
L. DOUGLAS KEENEY is a military historian and researcher. He is the cofounder of The Military Channel on which he hosted a series called On Target. He has since appeared on The Discovery Channel, CBS, and The Learning Channel and is the author of numerous books of military history.
"Doug Keeney takes this pivotal, if wrongly forgotten, 36-day episode in World War II and captures the reader with a true tale of suspense and drama. At the last possible moment, the 1943 Big Three Conference in Teheran forged the winning strategy for the most powerful, and the most difficult military alliance in modern history. All know the Three: FDR, Churchill, Stalin, plus, in the wings, Eisenhower. Keeney adds the rest, whose loud arguments, tenacity and surprising diplomacy starts the countdown for D-Day and victory in Europe. Marshall, King and Arnold along with the British and Russian chiefs have it out in an exotic setting complete with spies and assassins, all amid the chess moves of their political leaders. A great read and great history. Keeney has done his research and now serves it up with all of his skills as a wonderful writer."
-Robert Bruce Arnold, author and grandson of General Hap Arnold
"An extraordinary look at the men and decisions that determined how WWII was going to be fought... and won. Should be on every WWII history buff's shelf."
-New York Times Bestselling author Stephen Coonts
"A jolting year-by-year history of Strategic Air Command's transformation into a massive worldwide force primed to launch bombers within 15 minutes of the order." --Publishers Weekly, for 15 Minutes
"A chilling and unsettling account of accidents, oversights, errors in planning, and other mistakes and misjudgments by the military and its civilian masters...sobering and recommended."--Library Journal, for 15 Minutes
"Such dedication to dangerous work...deserves to be recognized and honored. Thanks to Mr. Keeney, it now is." --The Wall Street Journal, for 15 Minutes
"Keeney's well-written history is aimed at a general audience, but experts will find it an enjoyable read." --Publishers Weekly, for The Pointblank Directive
"I enjoyed this book immensely. It was fast-paced, exciting, filled with the untold yet in no way unglamorous adventures and perilous day-to-day existence of the United States Air Force . . . This is one of the best historical books I have read." --The San Francisco Book Review (April 16, 2013), for The Pointblank Directive