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The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Defeat Hitler

David Roll


This book offers a portrait of the most powerful man in Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration. It shows how Harry Hopkins, an Iowa-born social worker who had been an integral part of the New Deal's implementation, became the linchpin in FDR's—and America's—relationships with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, and spoke with an authority second only to the president's. Hopkins could take the political risks his boss could not, and proved crucial to maintaining personal relations among the Big Three. Beloved by some—such as Churchill, who believed that Hopkins “always went to the root of the ... More

Keywords: social worker, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Iowa, New Deal, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, White House

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199891955
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199891955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Roll, author