D Day and The Mantle of Command

June 5th, 2014
D-DayRooseveltSpeech.jpgWe mark the the 70th anniversary of D Day.  Not only one of the most significant events of the 20th Century, but one of the most significant decisions ever made by a President to send men into harms way. 

In a world in which decision making has become an expertise on to itself, when Presidential leadership is reexamined almost every day, it serves us well from both a historical and a contemporary perspective, to understand what really went into making that fateful decision, 70 years ago.  How it changed the war, how it changed our history and what it might teach us about navigating a dangerous world today.
Nigel Hamilton examines all of this as he looks at FDR in The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942.

My conversation with Nigel Hamilton: