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Franklin and Winston kindle ↠ eBook Ý ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship ✩ Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of historys toweIp of the modern age NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection betweentwo of historys towering leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill werethe greatest leaders of the Greatest Generation In Franklin and Winston Jon Meachamexplores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free worldto victory in World War II It was a crucial friendship and a uniue onea presidentand a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together 113 days duringthe war and exchanging nearly two thousand messages Amid cocktails cigarettesand cigars they met often secretly in places as far flung as Washington HydePark Casablanca and Teheran talking to each other of war politics the burdenof command their health their wives and their children Born in the nineteenthcentury and molders of the twentieth and twenty first Roosevelt and Churchill hadmuch in common Sons of the elite students of history politicians of the firstrank they savored power In their own time both men were underestimated dismissedas arrogant and faced skeptics and haters in their own nationsyet both magnificentlyrose to the central challenges of the twentieth century Theirs was a kind of lovestory with an emotional Churchill courting an elusive Roosevelt The British primeminister who rallied his nation in its darkest hour standing alone against AdolfHitler was always somewhat insecure about his place in FDRs affectionswhich wasthe way Roosevelt wanted it A man of secrets FDR liked to keep people off balanceincluding his wife Eleanor his White House aidesand Winston Churchill Confrontingtyranny and terror Roosevelt and Churchill built a victorious alliance amid cataclysmicevents and occasionally conflicting interests Franklin and Winston is also the storyof their marriages and their families two clans caught up in the most sweeping globalconflict in history Meachams new sourcesincluding unpublished letters of FDR s great secret love Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd the papers of Pamela Churchill Harrimanand interviews with the few surviving people who were in FDR and Churchills jointcompanyshed fresh light on the characters of both men as he engagingly chroniclesthe hours in which they decided the course of the struggle Hitler brought themtogether; later in the war they drifted apart but even in the autumn of their alliancethe pull of affection was always there Charting the personal drama behind the discussionsof strategy and statecraft Meacham has written the definitive account of the mostremarkable friendship of the Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met for the first time as U S President and British Prime Minister respectively in August 1941 Both took ships under great secrecy from their home countries to meet off the coast of Newfoundland This was to be the first of several historic meetings and was convened at the urging of Churchill who desperately wanted America to enter the European war Britain had been under German air attacks for many months and wanted American help with weapons ammunition ships and food Roosevelt was at first reluctant because of political reasons back home but eventually managed to send Britain some beat up destroyers under a lend lease program the first of many men and materials to be sent east across the Atlantic Churchill visited Roosevelt in the White House several months later and the duo discussed many things including the invasion of Europe and the global situation after the war was won One of the few points of contention was the future of England’s colonial possessions around the world Churchill thought they should remain intact but Roosevelt believed the people in those countries would want to govern themselves an opinion that history proved Roosevelt correct Roosevelt and Churchill continued to meet in various parts of the free world and were eventually joined by Joseph Stalin in Teheran and Yalta Roosevelt took a perverse pleasure in goading Stalin to needle Churchill in order to make some political gains that would benefit the U S Stalin continually badgered both Churchill and Roosevelt to commit to invading France in 1943 It eventually happened in June 1944 and history shows that if Stalin had his way a 1943 operation would have been a disaster The book focuses on the close friendship between two great leaders and how they worked effectively together to end World War II The military events occurring during this time are already well known and not covered in detail

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of historys towering leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of the Greatest Generation In Franklin and Winston Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II It was a crucial friendship and a uniue onea 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 nationsyet 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 FDRs affectionswhich was the way Roosevelt wanted it A man of secrets FDR liked to keep people off balance including his wife Eleanor his White House aidesand 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 Meachams new sourcesincluding unpublished letters of FDR s great secret love Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman and interviews with the few surviving people who were in FDR and Churchills joint companyshed fresh light on the characters of both men as he engagingly chronicles the hours in which they decided the course of the struggle Hitler brought them together; later in the war they drifted apart but even in the autumn of their alliance the pull of affection was always there Charting the personal drama behind the discussions of strategy and statecraft Meacham has written the definitive account of the most remarkable friendsh I have read many biographies of both Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston S Churchill over the years Nearly all of them include information about how these two extraordinary leaders worked together during World War II but until recently I have found no book that takes on the singular challenge of exploring the Churchill Roosevelt personal relationship in depth – that is until I discovered “Franklin and Winston An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship” by Jon MeachamFirst published in 2003 “Franklin and Winston” is the second book written by former “Newsweek” editor Jon Meacham In it Meacham examines closely the relationship that sprang up between US President Franklin D Roosevelt FDR and British Prime Minister Winston S Churchill They had first met in 1918 during a visit by Roosevelt to Britain At that time both men held minor posts in their respective governments Churchill claims to have vividly remembered the meeting and liking FDR very much; Roosevelt only remembered that his first impression of Churchill was not a very positive oneUsing a wide variety of sources including letters and telegrams between Churchill and Roosevelt as well as letters diaries and interviews with those closest to the two leaders Meacham paints a vivid portrait of a friendship that was largely initiated by Churchill He knew that Britain could only survive the Nazi onslaught if and when the United States entered the war He began “wooing” the American president to his cause through a series of transatlantic letters and telegrams Roosevelt impressed with Churchill’s elouence and dogged determination to defeat Hitler proved receptive to Churchill’s entreatiesAs a result Churchill and Roosevelt visited several times during the war years At first the friendship was mutually warm However as Meacham points out it cooled off mainly because Roosevelt distanced himself from Churchill“Franklin and Winston An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship” by Jon Meacham is a superb account of the four years in which FDR and Winston Churchill worked together – as leaders of their respective nations and as friends – to ensure Allied victory over Germany and Japan in World War II Readers who wish to learn about this extraordinary friendship between a President and a Prime Minister will find this informative and entertaining book very much to their liking Highly recommended

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Franklin and Winston An Intimate Portrait of an Epic FriendshipModern age NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection betweentwo of historys towering leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill werethe greatest leaders of the Greatest Generation In Franklin and Winston Jon Meachamexplores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free worldto victory in World War II It was a crucial friendship and a uniue onea presidentand a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together 113 days duringthe war and exchanging nearly two thousand messages Amid cocktails cigarettesand cigars they met often secretly in places as far flung as Washington HydePark Casablanca and Teheran talking to each other of war politics the burdenof command their health their wives and their children Born in the nineteenthcentury and molders of the twentieth and twenty first Roosevelt and Churchill hadmuch in common Sons of the elite students of history politicians of the firstrank they savored power In their own time both men were underestimated dismissedas arrogant and faced skeptics and haters in their own nationsyet both magnificentlyrose to the central challenges of the twentieth century Theirs was a kind of lovestory with an emotional Churchill courting an elusive Roosevelt The British primeminister who rallied his nation in its darkest hour standing alone against AdolfHitler was always somewhat insecure about his place in FDRs affectionswhich wasthe way Roosevelt wanted it A man of secrets FDR liked to keep people off balanceincluding his wife Eleanor his White House aidesand Winston Churchill Confrontingtyranny and terror Roosevelt and Churchill built a victorious alliance amid cataclysmicevents and occasionally conflicting interests Franklin and Winston is also the storyof their marriages and their families two clans caught up in the most sweeping globalconflict in history Meachams new sourcesincluding unpublished letters of FDR s great secret love Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd the papers of Pamela Churchill Harrimanand interviews with the few surviving people who were in FDR and Churchills jointcompanyshed fresh light on the characters of both men as he engagingly chroniclesthe hours in which they decided the course of the struggle Hitler brought themtogether; later in the war they drifted apart but even in the autumn of their alliancethe pull of affection was always there Charting the personal drama behind the discussionsof strategy and statecraft Meacham has written the definitive account of the mostremarkable friendship of the modern a Author Jon Meacham has provided us with the friendship between two stalwarts who led a successful guidance through World War II Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the two heavyweights who assured that peace would reign throughout the world Their uneasy alliance with Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin is masterfully told by author Meacham with anecdotes involving their conferences at Tehran and Yalta At Tehran Stalin felt he should have influence due to Russia having paid the greatest price in causalitiesThe human side of all three of these leaders comes out as well Churchill wanted Roosevelt to assist England against Adolph Hitler's German air attack in the 1940 Battle of Britain but Roosevelt wisely begged off due to the United States not being prepared to join in the fight It was only after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 America was brought into war with Japan Then to Churchill's delight Germany declared war on America so now Churchill was to get the support he longed for In the meantime Hitler was biting off than he could chew by attacking Russia as well as declaring war on AmericaMany conferences between Roosevelt and Churchill took place in addition to others with the wily Stalin The war weary Roosevelt had lost weight and appeared ill by the time the three leaders met at Yalta in 1944 Roosevelt was elected to a fourth term of office in November of 1944 but passed away on April 12 1945 There was thoughts he might have retired from office prior to his passingI am a general reader of American history and found this book to be interesting to follow and read the 370 pages in approximately six sessions On page 328 I came across a uote by Anthony Trollope that jumped off the page due to its relevance today A blind giant a creature who has lost great strength but is doomed to remember what it was like to wield power even in his weakened state is the essential tragic figure I don't feel a need to translate this to today