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Joseph E. Persico
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Joseph E. Persico is the author of Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage; Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918–World War I and Its Violent Climax; Piercing the Reich; and Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, which was made into a television docudrama. He also collaborated with Colin Powell on his autobiography, My American Journey. He lives in Guilderland, New York.

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Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour
Armistice Day, 1918 World War I and Its Violent Climax
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour
Armistice Day, 1918 World War I and Its Violent Climax
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 498 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $18.00

November 11, 1918. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 A.M, yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered–more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the... Read more >

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Franklin and Lucy
Mrs. Rutherfurd and the Other Remarkable Women in Roosevelt's Life
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $18.00

In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR’s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd. Persico’s provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd’s estate that attest to the intensity of the affair, which lasted much... Read more >

Franklin and Lucy
President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Roosevelt's Centurions
FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $20.00

All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Few perform as such in practice. In Roosevelt’s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Declaring himself “Dr... Read more >
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Roosevelt's Centurions
FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: eBook, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.99

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Roosevelt's Secret War
FDR and World War II Espionage
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $17.95

Despite all that has already been written on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Persico has uncovered a hitherto overlooked dimension of FDR's wartime leadership: his involvement in intelligence and espionage operations

Roosevelt's Secret War is crowded with remarkable revelations:

• FDR wanted to bomb Tokyo before Pearl Harbor
• A defector from Hitler's inner circle... Read more >
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Roosevelt's Secret War
FDR and World War II Espionage
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $13.99

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My American Journey

Written by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $20.00

My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own... Read more >
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My American Journey

Written by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 9, 1995
Price: $35.00

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My American Journey

Written by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

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