Hot Dogs and Cocktails: When FDR Met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson Peter Conradi

ISBN: 9781846882944

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Hot Dogs and Cocktails: When FDR Met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson  by  Peter Conradi

Hot Dogs and Cocktails: When FDR Met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson by Peter Conradi
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From the coauthor of The Kings Speech, the story behind the historic meeting betweenFDR and King George VI on the eve of World War II, a meeting that is now the subject of a major Hollywood movie, Hyde Park on HudsonBetween June 9th and 12th1939,MoreFrom the coauthor of The Kings Speech, the story behind the historic meeting between FDR and King George VI on the eve of World War II, a meeting that is now the subject of a major Hollywood movie, Hyde Park on HudsonBetween June 9th and 12th 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were the guests of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his country estate in Hyde Park, New York, during what was the first ever visit by a reigning British monarch to the United States.

Coming at a time when Britain desperately needed U.S. help in the conflict that now seemed inevitable, the meeting was front page news on both sides of the Atlantic and imbued with huge political significance. This fascinating book recreates the backdrop to the royal visit, analyzing the political background and the medias reaction, and tells the back stories both of the King and of Roosevelt, whose colorful personal life became entwined with the visit.



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