Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies In Character And Statecraft by Lewis E. LehrmanChurchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies In Character And Statecraft by Lewis E. Lehrman

Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies In Character And Statecraft

byLewis E. Lehrman

Hardcover | January 30, 2017

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During World War II the "special relationship" between the United States and Great Britain cemented the alliance that won the war in the West. But the ultimate victory of that partnership has obscured many of the conflicts behind Franklin Roosevelt's charm and Winston Churchill's victory signs-the clashes of principles and especially personalities between and within the leadership of the two nations. Synthesizing an impressive variety of sources from memoirs and letters to histories and biographies, Lewis E. Lehrman explains how the Anglo-American alliance worked-and occasionally did not work-by presenting portraits and case studies of the men who worked the back channels and back rooms, the generals and the admirals, the secretaries and under secretaries, ambassadors and ministers, responsible for carrying out Roosevelt's and Churchill's agendas while also pursuing their own. Such was the conduct of Joseph Kennedy, American ambassador to England often at odds with FDR; generals George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower; spymasters William Donovan and William Stephenson; Secretary of State Cordell Hull, whom FDR frequently bypassed in favor of Under Secretary Sumner Welles; the Soviet spy in the leadership cadre of the US Treasury, Harry Dexter White, and his struggle with Lord Keynes; British ambassadors Lord Lothian and Lord Halifax; and, above them all, Roosevelt and Churchill. The President and the Prime Minister had the difficult task, not always well-performed, of managing their subordinates. Churchill and Roosevelt frequently chose to conduct foreign policy directly between themselves, and with Stalin. Scrupulous in its research and fair in its judgments, Lehrman's book reveals the personal diplomacy, the character and statecraft, at the core of the leadership of the Anglo-American alliance.
Lewis E. Lehrman was presented the National Humanities Medal at the White House for his work in American history. Lehrman has written for the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Finest Hour, National Review, New York Sun, Harper's, The Churchill Project at Hillsdale College, and The Chartwell Bulletin. Lehrman...
Title:Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies In Character And StatecraftFormat:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.3 × 6.32 × 1.23 inPublished:January 30, 2017Publisher:Stackpole BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811718980

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"Churchill, Roosevelt & Company is a more detailed account of how the allies came together, executed their tasks, and then drifted apart, than any other book of its compact size that I have read.  If you want to read a comprehensive account of the war in less than 500 pages, this is the book.  Lehrman has produced a unique chronicle of World War II, focusing not on chronology but on the interaction of the war's major figures and lesser figures.  His research is overwhelming and he writes elegantly." - R. Emmett Tyrrell, The American Spectator.