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The Resource Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham, (electronic resource)

Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham, (electronic resource)

Label
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
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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
Label
Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FFB8D1F6-9EEB-42D5-869F-1C8931B6A3BA
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-467) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : A fortunate friendship -- Part 1. In God's good time : beginnings to late Fall 1941. Two lions roaring at the same time -- Those bloody Yankees -- Jesus Christ! What a man!-- Lunching alone broke the ice -- Part 2. Getting on famously : winter 1941 to late summer 1943. A couple of emperors -- I think of you often -- You may kiss my hand -- I know he means to meet Stalin -- Part 3. The chill of Autumn : fall 1943 to the end. I had to do something desperate -- The hour was now striking -- Life is not very easy -- I saw WSC to say goodbye -- 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
Control code
ocn680052469
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 490 p.)
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unknown
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online
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9781588363299
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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ill.
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)680052469
Label
Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FFB8D1F6-9EEB-42D5-869F-1C8931B6A3BA
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-467) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : A fortunate friendship -- Part 1. In God's good time : beginnings to late Fall 1941. Two lions roaring at the same time -- Those bloody Yankees -- Jesus Christ! What a man!-- Lunching alone broke the ice -- Part 2. Getting on famously : winter 1941 to late summer 1943. A couple of emperors -- I think of you often -- You may kiss my hand -- I know he means to meet Stalin -- Part 3. The chill of Autumn : fall 1943 to the end. I had to do something desperate -- The hour was now striking -- Life is not very easy -- I saw WSC to say goodbye -- 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
Control code
ocn680052469
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 490 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588363299
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680052469
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