The Resource Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham

Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham

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Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
Title
Franklin and Winston
Title remainder
an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
Statement of responsibility
Jon Meacham
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Language
eng
Summary
""The most complete portrait ever drawn of the complex emotional connection between two of history's towering leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation." In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one--a president and a prime minister spending enormous amounts of time together (113 days during the war) and exchanging nearly two thousand messages. Amid cocktails, cigarettes, and cigars, they met, often secretly, in places as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Teheran, talking to each other of war, politics, the burden of command, their health, their wives, and their children. Born in the nineteenth century and molders of the twentieth and twenty-first, Roosevelt and Churchill had much in common. Sons of the elite, students of history, politicians of the first rank, they savored power. In their own time both men were underestimated, dismissed as arrogant, and faced skeptics and haters in their own nations--yet both magnificently rose to the central challenges of the twentieth century. Theirs was a kind of love story, with an emotional Churchill courting an elusive Roosevelt. The British prime minister, who rallied his nation in its darkest hour, standing alone against Adolf Hitler, was always somewhat insecure about his place in FDR's affections--which was the way Roosevelt wanted it. A man of secrets, FDR liked to keep people off balance, including his wife, Eleanor, his White House aides--and Winston Churchill. Confronting tyranny and terror, Roosevelt and Churchill built a victorious alliance amid cataclysmic events and occasionally conflicting interests. Franklin and Winston is also the story of their marriages and their families, two clans caught up in the most sweeping global conflict in history. Meacham's new sources--including unpublished letters of FDR' s great secret love, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman, and interviews with the few surviving people who were in FDR and Churchill's joint company--shed fresh light on the characters of both men as he engagingly chronicles the hours in which they decided the course of the struggle. Hitler brought them together; later in the war, they drifted apart, but even in the autumn of their alliance, the pull of affection was always there. Charting the personal drama behind the discussions of strategy and statecraft, Meacham has written the definitive account of the most remarkable friendship of the modern age"--Publisher's web site
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GEC
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Meacham, Jon
Dewey number
940.53/092
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
D753
LC item number
.M422 2003
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • biography
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not applicable
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Read by Len Cariou
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Cariou, Len
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  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Audiobooks
  • Books on disc
  • Abridged audiobooks
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham
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Publication
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  • Abridged
  • Compact discs
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unknown
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audiobook abridged
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780739306772
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 370
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (OCoLC)53224755
  • (OCoLC)ocm53224755
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not applicable
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Label
Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship, Jon Meacham
Publication
Note
  • Abridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audiobook abridged
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739306772
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 370
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53224755
  • (OCoLC)ocm53224755
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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