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Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship

Author: Jon Meacham
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 one--a president and a prime  Read more...
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Meacham
OCLC Number: 55063258
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2003.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Fortunate friendship --
In God's good time beginnings to late Fall: Two Lions Roaring at the Same Time; Those Bloody Yankees; Jesus Christ! What a Man!; Lunching Alone Broke the Ice --
Getting famous: Couple of Emperors ; I Think of You Often; You May Kiss My Hand; I Know He Means to Meet Stalin --
CHILL OF AUTUMN Fall 1943 to the End: I Had to Do Something Desperate; Hour Was Now Striking; Life Is Not Very Easy; Churchill Worries About Roosevelt's Reelection-Stalin and Churchill; You Know How This Will Hit Me --
Epilogue: Them's My Sentiments Exactly --
Appendix: Their Days and Nights: A Summary of the Roosevelt-Churchill Meetings, 1941-1945.
Responsibility: Jon Meacham.

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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 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, 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.

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