Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World (Hardcover)
A compelling look at two leaders who held the world's fate in their hands-- and the holiday visit that sealed a friendship and steered the course of World War II.
At the height of World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill held an extraordinary month-long visit, during which they planned the success of the Allied powers and strategized a continuing peace for when the war ended. Moving from witty banter to gravely serious discussions-- amid a traditional public celebration of the Christmas holiday-- the two cemented a unique bond as they decided how to confront a menace that threatened all of civilization. Now, on the seventieth anniversary of this event, thanks to the skillful work of author Douglas Wood and illustrator Barry Moser, the story of this remarkable time can be shared with a whole new generation.
About the Author
Douglas Wood is the author of "A Quiet Place" as well as the New York Times bestselling "Can't Do" series. His books "Old Turtle" and "Old Turtle and the Broken Truth" were both international bestsellers. He lives in a cabin in the woods of Minnesota. A studied naturalist, Douglas shares his knowledge of nature as a wilderness guide.
BARRY MOSER was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His work is represented in the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other museums around the world. He has illustrated and/or designed over 350 books, including "Moby-Dick", "Frankenstein", "The Divine Comedy", and the King James Bible. His edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" won a National Book Award. He is currently Irwin and Pauline Alper Glass Professor of Art and the printer to the college at Smith College.
This compelling offering gives a clue as to what it was like to be in the seat of power, watching the world burn and trying to stop it.
—Booklist (starred review)