One Christmas in Washington: Churchill and Roosevelt Forge the Grand Alliance

One Christmas in Washington: Churchill and Roosevelt Forge the Grand Alliance

by David Bercuson, HolgerH Herwig

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Christmas in Washington is the fascinating, in-depth look at one of the most crucial periods in modern history: the weeks between December 1941 and January 1942, when Churchill and Roosevelt- seemingly on the run after Dunkirk and Pearl Harbor-met at the White House, forging what turned out to be the Grand Alliance- while in the background, a gloomy and confused America went about their Christmas celebrations.

Herwig and Bercuson grippingly recreate the dramatic days of the Washington War Conference of 1941-1942, code-named ARCADIA, using the diaries, meeting notes, personal letters, and detailed minutes that contain day-by day, almost hour-by-hour accounts of these historic events. The authors-whose previous book The Destruction of the Bismarck was the companion to James Cameron's Discovery Channel special Expedition: Bismarck-take a penetrating look at the high level meetings that lasted long into the night and at the scenes behind the scenes: the social events and intrigues, Churchill's booming intrusion into the daily life of the White House, the strained relationship between Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt, the key role played by Roosevelt's close advisor Harry Hopkins. As with any momentous gathering of world leaders, there was high politics and low gossip, and both contributed to earth-shaking events of this momentous time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585674039
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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