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The author of the book: Kenneth Weisbrode
Date of issue: October 31st 2013
ISBN 13: 9780670025763
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For fans of The King's Speech, the intriguing bond between monarch and prime minister and its crucial role during World War II
The political and personal relationship between King George VI and Winston Churchill during World War II is one that has been largely overlooked throughout history, yet the trust and loyalty these men shared helped Britain navigate its perhaps most trying time.
Despite their vast differences, the two men met weekly and found that their divergent virtues made them a powerful duo. The king’s shy nature was offset by Churchill’s willingness to cast himself as the nation’s savior. Meanwhile, Churchill’s complicated political past was given credibility by the king’s embrace and counsel. Together as foils, confidants, conspirators, and comrades, the duo guided Britain through war while reinspiring hope in the monarchy, Parliament, and the nation itself.
Books about these men as individuals could fill a library, but Kenneth Weisbrode’s study of the unique bond between them is the first of its kind.
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Read information about the authorKenneth Weisbrode is Assistant Professor of History at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.
His specialist research area is the history of diplomacy, with a focus on American and European history of the 20th century. Within this field, he is concerned with the relations of official institutions – principally foreign offices – to informal diplomatic networks in the Atlantic region. His dissertation at Harvard University led to the book "The Atlantic Century: Four Generations of Extraordinary Diplomats who Forged America's Vital Alliance with Europe" (2009).