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President Franklin Roosevelt’s final task: ending World War II

Nigel Hamilton completes his epic trilogy on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s leadership during the Second World War with “War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945,” a grand, poignant, and immensely readable book, even though the story it tells is famously tragic. 

The greatest burdens of the war fell on FDR when he was least able to bear them. The final stage of his life was plagued with poor

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