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Churchill & Roosevelt: The Alliance that Saved the Free World [NOOK Book]

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*Includes pictures of Churchill, Roosevelt, and important people, places, and events in their lives.
*Includes full length biographies of both leaders woven together into one chronological narrative.
*Explores the personal and professional relationship between Churchill ...
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Churchill & Roosevelt: The Alliance that Saved the Free World

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Overview

*Includes pictures of Churchill, Roosevelt, and important people, places, and events in their lives.
*Includes full length biographies of both leaders woven together into one chronological narrative.
*Explores the personal and professional relationship between Churchill & Roosevelt.
*Includes a list of Churchill's greatest quotes.
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.

"I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Winston Churchill led the life that many men would love to live. He survived 50 gunfights and drank 20,000 bottles of champagne...And of course, by resisting Hitler, he saved Europe and perhaps the world.” – Mark Riebling in “Churchill's Finest Hour".

One has been considered America's greatest president of the 20th century. The other was voted the Greatest Briton of All Time by his own countrymen.

Winston Churchill led an astonishing life as a soldier, world statesman, historian and Noble Prize Laureate. When he died at 90 in 1965, one of the most important figures in modern history had left the stage. From providing some of the 20th century’s greatest soundbytes to successfully navigating Great Britain to victory in World War II against great odds, Churchill was at the forefront of global events for decades, becoming one of the most influential Britons in history. In 2002, he was named the Greatest Briton of All Time, and 40 years earlier he was the first person to be made an Honorary Citizen of the United States.

The tenacious Bulldog was joined in the war effort by Roosevelt, America's most unique president if not the greatest. A well-connected relative of Theodore Roosevelt, FDR was groomed for greatness until he was struck down by polio. Nevertheless, he persevered, rising through New York politics to reach the White House just as the country faced its greatest challenge since the Civil War, beginning his presidency with one of the most iconic lines ever spoken during an inaugural address. For over a decade, President Roosevelt threw everything he had at the Great Depression, and then threw everything the country had at the Axis powers during World War II. Ultimately, he succumbed to illness in the middle of his fourth term, just before the Allies won the war.

Although the two men are remembered as the erstwhile leaders of the Allies in World War II, their up-and-down relationship directed the Allied war effort in North Africa, Sicily, and ultimately D-Day. Churchill & Roosevelt analyzes their relationship during the war, but it also covers the rise of both men to their respective positions as heads of state, weaving their stories together into one narrative. This book also humanizes Britain's greatest Prime Minister and America's ongest serving president, one who had to overcome a stutter to become his century's most quotable speaker and the other who overcame polio to capture the presidency and defeat Depression and the Axis powers. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events in their lives, you will learn interesting facts about FDR and Churchill you never knew, and you will learn about the men who saved the free world like you never have before.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016759937
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 5/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 522,792
  • File size: 5 MB

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