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4 Living Books About Modern Political Leaders



Here are 4 living books about political leaders dealing with turbulent change in the modern age.


Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill Hardcover by Stephen Mansfield


From Amazon: What made Winston Churchill one of the most extraordinary leaders of the twentieth century? What enabled him to inspire nations while those around him were losing hope? This volume in the Leaders in Action series is a remarkable study of Churchill's leadership and character.



Three Days in Moscow Young Readers' Edition: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire by Bret Baier


From Amazon: A gripping historical account of President Ronald Reagan’s battle to end the Cold War, adapted for young readers from the book by #1 bestselling author and Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier

On May 31, 1988, President Ronald Reagan stood before a packed audience at Moscow State University. He delivered a speech that would go down in history, as it was the first time an American president had given an address about human rights on Russian soil. The importance of this speech was largely overlooked at the time, yet the following year, in November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union began to disintegrate, leaving the United States the sole superpower on the world stage.

Adapted for a younger audience, and including an 8-page insert of historical photographs, Three Days in Moscow reveals the president’s critical and often misunderstood role in orchestrating a successful, peaceful ending to the Cold War.

This page-turning, accessible account sheds light on America’s current place in the world while introducing young readers to one of America’s most remarkable leaders—and the unique qualities that allowed him to succeed with America’s most dangerous enemy, when his predecessors had fallen short.



Three Days at the Brink: Young Readers' Edition: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II by Bret Baier


From Amazon: This young readers’ edition from New York Times bestselling author and Fox News anchor Bret Baier dives into the first of the secret World War II meetings between President Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, which would shape the world for decades to come.

In the process, it tells the story of the personal and political evolution of Roosevelt, and how he came to be the man who orchestrated the most decisive conference of the war.

Following Germany’s invasion of the USSR in June 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill offered his support to the Soviets. But by the time the United States entered what had become the second World War in history, it became crucial for the Allied forces to better align themselves against the Axis powers.

This meeting of the minds took place in Tehran, and in attendance were some of the most iconic leaders of the twentieth century: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

Though America, Britain, and the Soviet Union all had a common enemy, their political goals differed greatly. This young readers’ edition will explore how their united stance against Nazi Germany allowed them to mend their differences, paving the way for what eventually became one of the most important victories in world history.

This book, which includes an insert of photographs from that time, tells the inside story of their secret conference.



Franklin And Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World Hardcover – Picture Book by Douglas Wood


From Amazon: A compelling look at two leaders who held the world's fate in their hands - and the holiday visit that sealed a friendship and steered the course of World War II.At the height of World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill held an extraordinary month-long visit, during which they planned the success of the Allied powers and strategized a continuing peace for when the war ended. Moving from witty banter to gravely serious discussions - amid a traditional public celebration of the Christmas holiday - the two cemented a unique bond as they decided how to confront a menace that threatened all of civilization. Thanks to the skillful work of author Douglas Wood and illustrator Barry Moser, the story of this remarkable time can be shared with a whole new generation. Back matter includes; an afterword, an author's note, and a bibliography.



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