Coverart for item
The Resource Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham

Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham

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
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
Cataloging source
FZL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meacham, Jon
Dewey number
940.53
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D753
LC item number
.M42 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
  • 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 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 one--a 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, Rooseveltand 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
  • "Franklin and Winston is the fullest portrait to date of the complex emotional connection between the two men who led the free world to victory in World War II. There has never been anything quite like this extraordinary friendship: a president and prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together-fishing, smoking, and drinking late into the night in places as far-flung as Casablanca and Tehran, talking to each other of politics, war, family, and illness. Meacham offers a masterful and intimate study of their alliance: what they thought of each other and how each tried to manage and influence the other. It is also the story of their marriages and their families, two fascinating clans caught up in the greatest global conflict in history."
Label
Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-467) and index
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
ocm57344647
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 490 p.
Isbn
9780812972825
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57344647
  • (OCoLC)57344647
Label
Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-467) and index
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
ocm57344647
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 490 p.
Isbn
9780812972825
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57344647
  • (OCoLC)57344647

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Aurora Downtown CampusBorrow it
      1st Floor 18 S. River St., Aurora, IL, 60506-4178, US
      41.7587304 -88.3172925
Processing Feedback ...