At the start of 1945, World War II entered its brutal final phase. In April, several events collided that changed history: the sudden death of President Roosevelt followed by Harry S. Truman's rise to office; Adolph Hitler's suicide; and the horrific discoveries at Dachau and Auschwitz. Months later, the atomic bomb brought a new level of fear into the world and set the stage for the Cold War. In this freestanding sequel to December 1941, Craig Shirley paints a vivid portrait of America at a momentous juncture, examining her people, faith, economy, government, and culture.
Apr-45: The Hinge of History
Author: Craig Shirley.