Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Both Roosevelt and Churchill were privileged sons of wealth, and both came from prominent New York society families during the 19th century. They each enjoyed cocktails and smoking, and each believed firmly that the English-speaking people represented the civilized world's best hope of conquering Hitler and the treachery he represented. So they created an Anglo-American alliance to implement their goal. Meacham has interviewed surviving Roosevelt and Churchill staffers who were present at the summit meetings in Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca and Tehran, and he has also researched previously unseen archives to gain new insightes on this historic period. Meacham highlights the genuine, gregarious friendship between the two charismatic leaders, and their common worldview during those staggeringly troubled years.