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The 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 unique 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Meachams new sourcesincluding unpublished letters of FDRs great secret love, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman, and interviews with the few surviving people who were in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 friendship of the modern age.

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"This is at once an important, insightful, and highly entertaining portrait of two men at the peak of their powers who, through their genius, common will, and uncommon friendship, saved the world. Jon Meacham's Franklin and Winston takes its place in the front ranks of all that has been written about these two great men." Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation

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"Meacham...delivers an eloquent, well-researched account of one of the 20th century's most vital friendships." Publishers Weekly

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"With its keen, nuanced analysis and sympathetic insight, Meacham's book makes for intense and compelling reading. His achievement is memorable, even considering the innate drama of his topic. His heroes are charismatic giants, paladins in a titanic struggle between good and evil, and masters of the English language and the theatric moment." Daniel Davidson, The Washington Post

About the Author

Jon Meacham is the managing editor of Newsweek. Born in Chattanooga in 1969, he is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The editor of Voices in Our Blood: Americas Best on the Civil Rights Movement, Meacham lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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Syd, May 7, 2008 (view all comments by Syd)
Anyone interested in Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, their relationship and the impact it had on World War II, must read this book.

Jon Meacham has written a true tour de force. This is a book about a unique friendship. One between two of the most powerful men of our century.

To enhance an understanding of the war years, 1939-1945, these two fascinating human beings and how their sometimes complicated fiendship was crucial to its outcome and after, this is a must read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375505003
Subtitle:
An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Author:
Meacham, Jon
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
107-645
Publication Date:
20031014
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
CHAPTER-OPENING PHOTOS
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.66x6.54x1.63 in. 1.84 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Random House - English 9780375505003 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is at once an important, insightful, and highly entertaining portrait of two men at the peak of their powers who, through their genius, common will, and uncommon friendship, saved the world. Jon Meacham's Franklin and Winston takes its place in the front ranks of all that has been written about these two great men."
"Review" by , "Meacham...delivers an eloquent, well-researched account of one of the 20th century's most vital friendships."
"Review" by , "With its keen, nuanced analysis and sympathetic insight, Meacham's book makes for intense and compelling reading. His achievement is memorable, even considering the innate drama of his topic. His heroes are charismatic giants, paladins in a titanic struggle between good and evil, and masters of the English language and the theatric moment."
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