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Churchill's grand alliance : the Anglo-American special relationship, 1940-57 / John Charmley.

Author/Creator:
Charmley, John, 1955-
Edition:
1st Harvest ed.
Publication:
New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., 1996, ©1995.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 427 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1936-1945.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Summary:
Charmley explains the Anglo-American "special relationship" that was the cornerstone of Churchill's foreign policy, ruthlessly stripping away the myth to reveal the unsentimental reality of the Churchill years and beyond, from 1940 to 1957. Churchill carried on the war because of his misguided faith that U.S. help could be enlisted to save the British Empire, contends Charmley. President Roosevelt, however, sought an end to imperialism and thus entered the war only belatedly, ensuring that Britian would end the war weak and dependent on America. And Britian did indeed become a U.S. "pensioner"--A reality dramatically confirmed in 1956, when American pressure led to the removal of Prime Minister Anthony Eden. With vivid assessments of Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Churchill, and Eden, John Charmley brilliantly continues his though-provoking-and sometimes infuriating-ways. - Publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-408) and index.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1996
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0156004704
9780156004701
OCLC:
36004271
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