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Roosevelt and Churchill : men of secrets

Autore: David Stafford
Editore: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2000.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"The author draws on wartime files only recently released as background for his new work - an intriguing look behind the congenial facade of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, revealing how each jealously guarded knowledge from the other in pursuit of separate national interests." "Theirs was a unique relationship. It was based on linked national histories and partially shared nationality - Churchill was  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Stafford, David.
Roosevelt and Churchill.
Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2000
(OCoLC)646887030
Persona incaricata: Franklin D Roosevelt; Winston Churchill
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: David Stafford
ISBN: 1585670685 9781585670680
Numero OCLC: 44426871
Descrizione: xxiv, 359 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsabilità: David Stafford.

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"The author draws on wartime files only recently released as background for his new work - an intriguing look behind the congenial facade of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, revealing how each jealously guarded knowledge from the other in pursuit of separate national interests." "Theirs was a unique relationship. It was based on linked national histories and partially shared nationality - Churchill was half-American - similarities in class and education, a special love for the navy, and a common belief in the superiority of Anglo-Saxon institutions. But above all, it was cemented by shared enemies: Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. On these foundations Roosevelt and Churchill constructed a fighting alliance unlike any other in history. Each in his own way had to deal with two other allies of stature - Joseph Stalin and Charles de Gaulle - whose agendas were certainly different again." "Roosevelt and Churchill also developed an extraordinary personal relationship, communicating almost daily by telegram, telephone, meetings, or contact through intermediaries. Their complicated camaraderie - which was always dynamic - ended abruptly with FDR's death on April 12, 1945, just hours before American and British troops liberated Buchenwald and Belsen."--BOOK JACKET.

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