This Fall marks not only the 25th anniversary of Winston Groom’s iconic Forrest Gump, but it’s also the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. In THE ALLIES, Groom, the beloved author of 19 previous books of both fiction and non-fiction, and a Vietnam Veteran himself, returns to tell one of the biggest stories of the 20th Century.
By the end of WWII, 59 nations were arrayed against the Axis powers, but three great Allied leaders—Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin—had emerged to control the war in Europe and the Pacific. Vastly different in upbringing, political beliefs, and character, the three men were not always in agreement—or even on good terms. But in the end, often led by Churchill’s enduring spirit, they changed the course of history. Using correspondence between the three, enriching details of their personal lives, and riveting tales of battles won and lost, Groom weaves together the remarkable story of three leaders who fought the largest war in history—and shaped the future political landscape of our world. What really stands out for a reader today is how these leaders were able to put aside their differences and come together to defeat a common enemy. With photos throughout, THE ALLIES is sure to attract a strong audience of history and WWII buffs as well as fans of Winston Groom and be a great holiday gift.