Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship

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FRANKLIN AND WINSTON is the fullest portrait to date of the complex emotional connection between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, the two men who led the Free World to victory in World War 11. At the time, there had never been anything like the friendship between the two men, and there has not been anything really like it since: a President and Prime Minister spending enormous amounts of time together (120 days during the war), fishing, smoking, and drinking late into the night in places as far-flung as the White House, Casablanca, and Tehran, talking to one another of politics, war, family, and illness. Theirs was one of the most political of friendships, moments they spent deciding the course of World V kind of world would emerge from the conflict. It is each tried to manage and influence the other. It is a greatest global conflict in history. but the personal element was also very real to them. Jon Meacham's book chronicles the Var II uawhere the Allies would land, who would control the atomic bomb, and what a psychological portrait of their alliance: what they thought of one another and how ilso the story of their marriages and their families, two fascinating clans caught up in the greatest global conflict in history.
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9780812972825
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9781588363299
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display_description The most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history's towering leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation." In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one--a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together (113 days during the war) and exchanging nearly two thousand messages. Amid cocktails, cigarettes, and cigars, they met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Teheran, talking to each other of war, politics, the burden of command, their health, their wives, and their children. Born in the nineteenth century and molders of the twentieth and twenty-first, Roosevelt and Churchill had much in common. Sons of the elite, students of history, politicians of the first rank, they savored power. In their own time both men were underestimated, dismissed as arrogant, and faced skeptics and haters in their own nations--yet both magnificently rose to the central challenges of the twentieth century. Theirs was a kind of love story, with an emotional Churchill courting an elusive Roosevelt. The British prime minister, who rallied his nation in its darkest hour, standing alone against Adolf Hitler, was always somewhat insecure about his place in FDR's affections--which was the way Roosevelt wanted it. A man of secrets, FDR liked to keep people off balance, including his wife, Eleanor, his White House aides--and Winston Churchill. Confronting tyranny and terror, Rooseveltand Churchill built a victorious alliance amid cataclysmic events and occasionally conflicting interests. Franklin and Winston is also the story of their marriages and their families, two clans caught up in the most sweeping.
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subject_facet Churchill, Winston, -- 1874-1965 -- Military leadership, Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States, Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945 -- Military leadership, United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history
title_display Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
title_full Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship / Jon Meacham, Franklin and Winston An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
title_short Franklin and Winston :
title_sub An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Churchill, Winston, Diplomatic history, Foreign relations, History, Military leadership, Nonfiction, Politics, Roosevelt, Franklin D, World War, 1939-1945