Books by Joseph E. Persico

Released: May 29, 2012

"A fine, straightforward politics-and-great-men history."
Whatever his flaws, Franklin Roosevelt had an eye for talent, according to this sweeping, top-down account of 1939-45 from the point of view of FDR, his cabinet and his leading generals and admirals. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"First-rate, and evocative of why the war to end all wars was anything but."
An eye-opening study of the final hours of a war that threatened never to end. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"Persico shines some light on the shadowy activities that helped the Allies achieve some of their most significant victories. (16 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A historian argues that FDR's fascination and talent with intelligence helped make him an effective commander-in-chief during WWII. Read full book review >