Reader recommendation: The Hopkins Touch
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The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler by David L. Roll tells the story of the man in the shadow who organized the Lend-Lease program before the US entered World War II and who, most importantly, facilitated the alliance between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. Hopkins filled a role every bit as important as that of Marshall or Eisenhower. Â Without Harry Hopkins helping to forge and hold together the allied alliance, World War II would not have been over in 1945. This is a fascinating story about a man who deserves vastly more recognition for his vital and selfless contribution to the defeat of Hitler.