One Christmas in Washington by David Bercuson

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Christmas in Washington is the fascinating, in-depth look at one of the most crucial periods in modern history: the weeks between December 1941 and January 1942, when Churchill and Roosevelt--seemingly on the run after Dunkirk and Pearl Harbor--met at the White House, forging what turned out to be the Grand Alliance--while in the background, a gloomy and confused America went about with their Christmas celebrations.

Christmas in Washington is an authoritative and emotional story of two proud and accomplished statesmen struggling to overcome biases, suspicion, and hubris to create what turned out to be the war-winning alliance.


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DAVID J. BERCUSON is Professor of History and Director of the Strategic Studies Program at the University of Calgary. Holger H. Herwig is Professor of History and Canada Research Chair in Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. Among the many books he has written are Biographical Dictionary of World War I (1982), co-authored with Neil M. Heyman, The First World War (1997), and The Destruction of the Bismarck (2001).
Published January 1, 2005 by WEIDENFELD & NICOLSO 11/10/. 352 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Over a ten-day period around Christmas 1941, the two met in Washington to lay the foundations for what Churchill would dub “the grand alliance.” Although the two liked each other and shared a highly developed understanding of world politics, their work was complicated by their accompanying retinu...

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Roosevelt and Churchill helped avoid strategic errors right from the start by convening in Washington, D.C., for what we would now call a summit.Immediately after the Japanese sneak attack on December 7, 1941, Churchill rushed across the Atlantic, accompanied by his senior military advisors.

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