Roosevelt and Churchill by David Stafford audiobook

Roosevelt and Churchill: Men of Secrets

By David Stafford
Read by Richard McGonagle

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Anintriguing look behind the congenial façade of Franklin D. Roosevelt andWinston Churchill, this work reveals how each leader jealously guardedknowledge from the other in pursuit of separate national interests. DavidStafford’s masterly study shows that at the heart of their complicatedrelationship—which was always dynamic—was an extraordinary fascination withclandestine operations. On this foundation, Roosevelt and Churchill constructeda fighting alliance unlike any other in history.

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Anintriguing look behind the congenial façade of Franklin D. Roosevelt andWinston Churchill, this work reveals how each leader jealously guardedknowledge from the other in pursuit of separate national interests. DavidStafford’s masterly study shows that at the heart of their complicatedrelationship—which was always dynamic—was an extraordinary fascination withclandestine operations. On this foundation, Roosevelt and Churchill constructeda fighting alliance unlike any other in history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In a forceful narration Richard McGonagle produces near lifelike imitations of the two men—the urbane, upper-Hudson Roosevelt and the gravelly, sardonic Churchill—that at times brim over with their delight in each other and their work. Underneath, however, boils a tension that always threatens to break out, as the two try to balance the competing demands of their intelligence services against common strategic interests. In a voice familiar to those of us who cut our teeth on TV documentaries like Victory at Sea, McGonagle recreates those tense moments between Allies whose secret interests were worlds apart yet who nonetheless assembled the most effective spy network in the history of the world.” AudioFile
“A swift, well-documented assessment of the relationship’s ‘volatile mix of friendship, rivalry, and resentment.’” Kirkus Reviews
“Former diplomat Stafford…brings to bear his vast knowledge of the British secret service during the war and combines it with fresh archival research of the American wartime intelligence services…Stafford’s synthesis of new and old sources makes this one of the best works to come out on this well-worn topic in many years. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Stafford demonstrates that the alliance of these two cunning leaders was the product of need and hard bargaining, not sentiment. He further contends—quite rightly—that the complex relationship between the two was mirrored by the actions of their intelligence operatives.” Publishers Weekly
“Explore[s] the intersections between the grand narrative of the Roosevelt and Churchill relationship and the activities of Allied spymasters and secret go-betweens.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: David Stafford

Author Bio: David Stafford

David Stafford, a renowned expert on Winston Churchill, is the author of several widely acclaimed books on intelligence history, including Endgame, 1945; Churchill and Secret Service; Roosevelt and Churchill: Men of Secrets; Secret Agent: the True Story of the Special Operations Executive; Spies beneath Berlin; and Mission Accomplished, among others. For many years he was the project director at the Center for the Study of the Two World Wars at the University of Edinburgh. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English