Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, And The Second World War

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A historian offers a fresh analysis of the relationship between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, showing how the two leaders were by turns realists and idealists, consistent and inconsistent, calculating and impulsive.

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In Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War, Warren F. Kimball studies the two men as both historic figures and products of the historical moment they occupied. He analyzes the philosophy behind the diplomacy and conveys the urgency and fragility of wartime leadership. Roosevelt and Churchill certainly respected and relied on one another, but they also locked horns over strategy and postwar objectives, each working to win the war as he positioned his own nation for the power shift that would inevitably follow the fighting. The two leaders' relationship also pivoted around their dealings with Joseph Stalin, whom they alternately danced in and out of the strategic loop. Each believed he understood the enigmatic Russian leader. Kimball focuses on their personalities, egos, ulterior motives, and side deals, even touching on FDR's chronic health problems and Churchill's notorious love of drink. With a volume of letters and diaries at his disposal, he provides us with a fascinating look at two of the century's most influential statesmen.

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World War II created the union between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, molding it from start to finish, while the partnership itself shaped many of the most significant moments of the war and the peace that followed. Their connection was truly forged in war.

Roosevelt and Churchill continue to fascinate both the World War II generation and those who have grown up in the world formed by that struggle. Here is an inside look at their relationship and the politics, strategy, and diplomacy of the British-American alliance. Warren F. Kimball's lively analysis of these larger-than-life figures shows how they were at the same time realists and idealists, consistent and inconsistent, calculating and impulsive. The result is an unforgettable narrative.

Warren F. Kimball, Robert Treat Professor of History at Rutgers University, has written numerous books, including The Juggler: Franklin Roosevelt as Wartime Statesman. Kimball edited the acclaimed three-volume collection Churchill and Roosevelt, The Complete Correspondence. He lives in Somerset, New Jersey.

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