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March 1, 2022
Ep. 51 Brendan Simms & Charlie Laderman, "Hitler's American Gamble"
The book "Hitler's American Gamble" recounts the five days in 1941 that upended everything. Starting with Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th and ending with Hitler's declaration of war on the United States on December 11th, British historians Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman trace the developments during the five days in real-time and reveal how America's engagement in World War Two was far from inevitable.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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