HARD BARGAIN How FDR Twisted Churchill's Arm, Evaded the Law, and Changed the Role of the American Presidency
HARD BARGAIN How FDR Twisted Churchill's Arm, Evaded the Law, and Changed the Role of the American Presidency By Robert Shogan Hard Cover
Hard Bargain offers the definitive account of one of WW11's most dramatic chapters - the inside story of how Franklin D. Roosevelt secretly brokered a deal to provide the destroyers Churchill needed to save Britain from destruction, irrevocably altering the postwar world order. Not fully understood until now, this episode transformed the role of the American presidency and paved Roosevelt's way to a third term.
A wonderful tale of backroom dealings, domestic and international, that changed history, Hard Bargain reads like a novel, but it all happened.