The Greatest of Friends: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, 1941-1945 - Keith AlldrittLondon: Robert Hale, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Very small patch of sticker remnant to the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “The Greatest of Friends vividly relates the story of the friendship that grew up between two of the great leaders of the Second World War.
This book is the result of extensive research carried out by the author on Churchill and Roosevelt and contains much new information on both men. In particular, Churchill is presented from the perspective of the Roosevelt circle which reveals new insights into this complex and fascinating man.
The men are presented not in the more abstract manner of conventional, political, military and diplomatic history but rather as two very charismatic, individual human beings. The humour as well as the strength of character which both men shared comes across in the dramatic scenes which the author describes. There is also much suspense as the settling of certain major geo-political issues hangs fire.
This double portrait, in which each character helps to illuminate the nature of the other, is entirely faithful to all the known evidence and is written with much liveliness and evocation.”