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The Roosevelts and the royals : Franklin and Eleanor, the king and queen of England, and the friendship that changed history

Author: Will Swift
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2004.
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"Written by leading royal historian Will Swift, The Roosevelts and the Royals is based on original source materials, including letters and diary entries - many of which are reproduced here - as well as interviews with numerous family members and original comments from the Queen Mother. Telling the story of the Roosevelt and Windsor dynasties from the 1880s all the way up to a royal visit to Hyde Park in 2002, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Swift, Will, 1947-
Roosevelts and the royals.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004
(OCoLC)607381168
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; George, King of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen consort of George VI King of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen consort of George VI King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Will Swift
ISBN: 0471459623 9780471459620
OCLC Number: 54817106
Description: xvii, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A picnic savored around the world --
Eleanor and Franklin, 1882-1918 --
Bertie and Elizabeth, 1895-1920 --
A radical partnership, 1920-1934 --
The happy Yorks, 1920-1933 --
Rocking the world, 1934-1938 --
Joining forces, January 1938-April 1939 --
A genius for publicity, May 1-June 7, 1939 --
Conquering Washington, June 8-9, 1939 --
Hot dog diplomacy, June 10-11, 1939 --"Our hearts are near breaking," June 1939-November 1940 --
The propaganda campaign, November 1940-December 1941 --
Hitting close to home, January -October 1942 --
Eleanor in England, 1942 --
A perfect team, January 1943-July 1944 --
Death before victory, July 1944-April 1945 --
Starting over, April 1945-November 1947 --
Walking with death, April 1948-February 1952 --
First Ladies of the world, February 1952-November 1954 --
Valiant for friendship, February 1954-August 1967 --
The lessons of history.
Responsibility: Will Swift.
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"Written by leading royal historian Will Swift, The Roosevelts and the Royals is based on original source materials, including letters and diary entries - many of which are reproduced here - as well as interviews with numerous family members and original comments from the Queen Mother. Telling the story of the Roosevelt and Windsor dynasties from the 1880s all the way up to a royal visit to Hyde Park in 2002, the book traces in detail the early years and development of all four colorful and complex main characters, portraying their rise to power in their respective nations and showing how the two couples' friendship evolved and grew stronger through the challenges of wartime and beyond." "The author takes us behind the scenes to provide an account of the shared struggles, private disappointments, public triumphs, and personal idiosyncrasies of the Roosevelts and the royals. We learn of the strong impact King George VI's 1939 meeting with FDR had on the reluctant monarch and how it emboldened him to be the leader his subjects needed during their darkest hour. We discover how Eleanor and the queen supported each other at vulnerable moments in their lives and how Eleanor's deepening relationship with the royal family heartened her as she became one of the world's greatest humanitarians. We also see how the American people played a key role in bolstering the newly widowed Queen Mother's confidence as a beloved royal ambassador to the world."--Jacket.

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