Andrew Nagorski presents “1941: The Year Germany Lost the War”
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 Andrew Nagorski for a conversation about his latest book, 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War, which takes a fresh look at the year in which Adolf Hitler’s miscalculations propelled Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union into a powerful new alliance.
At the start of 1941, Hitler’s armies ruled most of Europe. Winston Churchill’s Britain was an isolated holdout against the Nazi tide, but German bombers were attacking its cities while German U-boats were sinking its ships. Joseph Stalin was Hitler’s de facto ally, sending Germany vital supplies under the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact. And the United States was still officially on the sidelines, with Franklin D. Roosevelt vowing to keep the country out of the war. Hitler was confident that total victory was within reach. But as Nagorski argues in his new book, Hitler managed to turn what looked like a winning hand into a losing one in one critical year.
An expert account of this fateful year, 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War shows how the events of 1941 determined the outcome of the war and also set the stage for the Cold War, forever defining our world.
Joining Nagorski in conversation will be Dr. Rob Citino, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy and Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian. The reception and presentation are free and open to the public but please register to attend. For more information or to register, call 528-1944 x 412.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: During a long career at Newsweek, award-winning journalist Andrew Nagorski served as the magazine’s bureau chief in Hong Kong, Moscow, Rome, Bonn, Warsaw, and Berlin. He is the author of several books, including The Nazi Hunters (2016), Hitlerland (2012), and The Greatest Battle (2007), and he has written for countless publications.