The Greatest of Friends: Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, 1941-45 by Keith Alldritt
This book relates the story of the friendship that grew up between two of the great leaders of World War II. The result of extensive research carried out by the author on Churchill and Roosevelt, the book presents Churchill from the perspective of the Roosevelt circle which reveals new insights into this complex man. The men are presented not in the more abstract manner of conventional, political, military and diplomatic history but rather as two very charismatic individuals. The humour as well as the strength of character which both men shared comes across in the dramatic scenes which the author describes. There is also much suspense as the settling of certain major geopolitical issues hangs fire.