"From 1939 to 1941, with Europe at war and the United States strongly isolationist, Roosevelt sent five exceptional men to Europe as his personal envoys to assess, among other issues, America's role. "Rendezvous with Destiny" is a fascinating and well-written account of a little-known chapter that was crucial to the course of World War II and to America's global leadership."
--Henry A. Kissinger
"Michael Fullilove's fascinating book reads as easily as a good novel, but it is also an important history of one of the most crucial decisions of the twentieth century."
--Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University and author of "The Future of Power"
"Michael Fullilove's compelling account of FDR and the five aides who helped lead the U.S. into the Second World War is an indispensable addition to the literature on the unforgettable events of 1939-1941. Everyone interested in FDR and World War II will want to read this superb book."
--Robert Dallek, author of "Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945" and "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963"
""Rendezvous with Destiny" provides a revealing account of the entry of the United States into the Second World War that underlines the importance of leadership and individuals in history. The story is told with a great eye for detail, as well as a sound grasp of the broad arc of events."
"A lively and revealing look at five less-known but nevertheless central figures who, acting on behalf of FDR, helped shape the contours of our world. Written with verve, this is historical biography at its best."
""Rendezvous with Destiny" is narrative history in its best and most gripping form. Michael Fullilove wears his scholarship and his years of research very lightly as he brings the extraordinary figures around Franklin Roosevelt to life. I understand FDR's talents and the drama of America's entry into war in a new way after readishow more