Meet the Author: Winston Groom
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

Winston Groom presents “The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II”

5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Presentation | 7:00 p.m. Book Signing

The Institute for the Study of War and Democracy is delighted to host best-selling author Winston Groom for a presentation about his new book, which tells the complex story of how three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders aligned to win World War II and create a new world order. By the end of World War II, 59 nations were arrayed against the Axis powers, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin had emerged to control the war in Europe and the Pacific. Vastly different in upbringing and political beliefs, they were not always in agreement—or even on good terms. Often led by Churchill's enduring spirit, in the end these three men changed the course of history.

Using the remarkable letters between the three world leaders, enriching narrative details of their personal lives, and riveting accounts of battles won and lost, Groom shares one of the biggest stories of the 20th century—an interwoven and remarkable tale, and a fascinating study of leadership styles.

The reception and presentation, brought to you by the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy with generous support from the Strake Foundation, are free and open to the public but please register to attend.

For more information or to register, call 504-528-1944 x 412.

About the Author: Winston Groom was born in Washington, DC, but grew up in Mobile, Alabama. After a brief period in the US Army, Groom returned to Washington, where he worked as a reporter at the now defunct Washington Star, covering politics and crime. 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 (which later became an Academy Award-winning film), The Generals, and The Aviators.

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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