Marc Wortman

RRP: £10.99

1 February 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491190

RRP: £20.00

2 February 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491152

RRP: £8.99

2 February 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491183

Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Throughout 1941, President Roosevelt concocted ingenious ways to come to Winston Churchill’s aid, without breaking the Neutrality Acts. Conducting espionage at home and in South America to root out Nazi sympathizers, and waging undeclared war in the Atlantic, were just some of the tactics with which America battled Hitler in the shadows.

President Roosevelt also had to contend with growing isolationism and anti-Semitism as he tried to influence public opinion. While Americans were sympathetic to those being crushed under Axis power, they were unwilling to enter a foreign war. Wortman tells the story through the eyes of the powerful as well as ordinary citizens. Their stories weave throughout the intricate tapestry of events that unfold during the crucial year of 1941.


Engrossing... an absorbing world-wide epic... Wortman's brisk narrative takes us across nations and oceans with a propulsive vigor that speeds the book along like a good thriller.
Wall Street Journal

1941 has the sweep and intimacy of an epic novel and the pace of a military thriller.Debby Applegate
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA

Like the rumble of thunder before a storm, Marc Wortman's 1941 creates a mesmerizing sense of ominous and terrifying foreboding. This is the fascinating story of the global war that most Americans know almost nothing aboutNathaniel Philbrick
Bestselling author of IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Told with such verve and delightful panachePaul Kennedy
J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University