Jon Meacham "weaves together the lives, characters, and fates of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill" ("Time") in the fullest portrait to date ...Show synopsisJon Meacham "weaves together the lives, characters, and fates of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill" ("Time") in 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. Photographs throughout.Hide synopsis
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Description:Fine+ in Fine dust jacket. 0375505008. SIGNED by author. "To...Fine+ in Fine dust jacket. 0375505008. SIGNED by author. "To Denny All the best Jon Meacham. 2005." Dustjacket in nice brodart cover. Book is in Fine + condition. Dustjacket is in Fine condition. A beautiful copy! ; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.60 inches; 512 pages.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Randon House, New York, 2003. 7th...Fine in fine dust jacket. Randon House, New York, 2003. 7th printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book and dust jacket without any defects, Hardcover, 490pgs. The fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. Packed with care and shipped promptly.
Description:[0-375-50500-8] 2003, 1st Edition. () Near fine in very good...[0-375-50500-8] 2003, 1st Edition. () Near fine in very good dust jacket. xx; 490pp. Octavo. Original black cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with B / W photos. Pictorial dust jacket is priced clipped and has minor rubbing. A tight copy. The emotional connection between these two powerful men during World War II. A fascinating read.
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Meacham quite candidly states in his introduction that this is not another history of WW II, but his attempt to portray the relationship between these two men.
I think he succeeds in his "Intimate Portrait", this book provides further insight into the character and personality of both men and is interesting reading for any who remember or realise the impact they had on their time and even until today.
The author does a great job bringing FDR and Churchill, two larger than life figures in history, alive. No stuffy scholarship here although the sources cited are extensive and the historical context is well done. You develop a real feel for both men, foibles and all. The contrast between the two is well developed.
The final pages about FDR's death and Churchill's reaction brought tears to my eyes.
I started reading it from a loan from a friend but I liked it so much I bought my own copy.
Compares favorably with Doris Kearns Goodwin's NO ORDINARY TIMES which I consider one of the great books in American history.
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