The Roosevelts and the Royals

The Roosevelts and the Royals

Franklin and Eleanor, the King and Queen of England, and the Friendship That Changed History

Book - 2004
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"Written by leading royal historian Will Swift, The Roosevelts and the Royals is based on original source materials, including letters and diary entries - many of which are reproduced here - as well as interviews with numerous family members and original comments from the Queen Mother. Telling the story of the Roosevelt and Windsor dynasties from the 1880s all the way up to a royal visit to Hyde Park in 2002, the book traces in detail the early years and development of all four colorful and complex main characters, portraying their rise to power in their respective nations and showing how the two couples' friendship evolved and grew stronger through the challenges of wartime and beyond." "The author takes us behind the scenes to provide an account of the shared struggles, private disappointments, public triumphs, and personal idiosyncrasies of the Roosevelts and the royals. We learn of the strong impact King George VI's 1939 meeting with FDR had on the reluctant monarch and how it emboldened him to be the leader his subjects needed during their darkest hour. We discover how Eleanor and the queen supported each other at vulnerable moments in their lives and how Eleanor's deepening relationship with the royal family heartened her as she became one of the world's greatest humanitarians. We also see how the American people played a key role in bolstering the newly widowed Queen Mother's confidence as a beloved royal ambassador to the world."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, ©2004
ISBN: 9780471459620
Characteristics: xvii, 366 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.


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