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The Resource Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham

Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham

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Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
Title
Franklin and Winston
Title remainder
an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
Statement of responsibility
Jon Meacham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 [this volume, the author] explores the ... relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one7a 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, Roosevelt and 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 global conflict in history. [In the volume, he] has written [an] account of the most remarkable friendship of the modern age.-Dust jacket
Summary
Examines the complex relationship between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill and its influence on the course of World War II, examining their individual attempts to manage and influence each other
Writing style
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172655
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Meacham, Jon
Dewey number
940.53/092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D753
LC item number
.M42 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
Label
Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
51476868
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 490 pages
Isbn
9780375505003
Lccn
2003041300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-467) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
51476868
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 490 pages
Isbn
9780375505003
Lccn
2003041300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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