WINSTON GROOM was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf Coast. After a brief period in the Army, Groom returned to Washington, where he worked as a reporter at the now defunct Washington Star, covering the political and court beat. He enjoyed a stint in New York City socializing with literary legends before returning to Alabama, where he settled down to writing and enjoying life. He is the author of 18 previous books, including Forrest Gump, turned into an Oscar-winning movie, The Generals, and The Aviators.
Groom brings his experience as both novelist and historian to bear in this well-researched and fast-paced narrative of the complex relationship among the three statesmen who determined the outcome of WWII...This is an excellent history. -Publishers Weekly Novelist and historian Groom recounts the origins and fortunes of the grand alliance forged to battle the Axis powers in World War II. -Kirkus