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When lions roar: the Churchills and the Kennedys

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The first comprehensive history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys and what their "special relationship" meant for Great Britain and the United States   When Lions Roar  begins in the mid-1930s at Chartwell, Winston Churchill's country estate, with new revelations surrounding a secret business deal orchestrated by Joseph P. Kennedy, the soon-to-be American ambassador to Great Britain and the father of future American president John F. Kennedy. From London to America, these two powerful families shared an ever-widening circle of friends, lovers, and political associates - soon shattered by World War II, spying, sexual infidelity, and the tragic deaths of JFK's sister Kathleen and his older brother Joe Jr.  By the 1960s and JFK's presidency, the Churchills and the Kennedys had overcome their bitter differences and helped to define the "greatness" in each other.   Acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier tells this dynastic saga through fathers and their sons - and the remarkable women in their lives - providing keen insight into the Churchill and Kennedy families and the profound forces of duty, loyalty, courage and ambition that shaped them. He explores the seismic impact of Winston Churchill on JFK and American policy, wrestling anew with the legacy of two titans of the twentieth century. Maier also delves deeply into the conflicted bond between Winston and his son, Randolph, and the contrasting example of patriarch Joe Kennedy, a failed politician who successfully channeled his personal ambitions to his children. By approaching these iconic figures from a new perspective, Maier not only illuminates the intricacies of this all-important cross-Atlantic allegiance but also enriches our understanding of the tumultuous time in which they lived and the world events they so greatly influenced.   With deeply human portraits of these flawed but larger-than-life figures, When Lions Roar explores the "special relationship" between the Churchills and Kennedys, and between Great Britain and the United States, highlighting all of its emotional complexity and historic significance.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Churchill family, Churchill, Winston, -- 1874-1965 -- Family, Churchill, Winston, -- 1874-1965 -- Friends and associates, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century, Great Britain -- Relations -- United States, Kennedy family, Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Family, Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Friends and associates, United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century, United States -- Relations -- Great Britain
title_display When lions roar : the Churchills and the Kennedys
title_full When Lions Roar The Churchills and the Kennedys, When lions roar : the Churchills and the Kennedys / Thomas Maier, When lions roar [sound recording] : the Churchills and the Kennedys / Thomas Maier
title_short When lions roar :
title_sub the Churchills and the Kennedys
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Churchill family, Churchill, Winston, Family, Friends and associates, History, Kennedy family, Kennedy, John F, Nonfiction, Politics, Politics and government, Relations