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Roosevelt and Hopkins: An Intimate History [Paperback]

By Robert E. Sherwood, Wilson D. Miscamble (Foreward By) & Irwin F. Gellman (Introduction by)
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"Thankfully Enigma Books has now brought this landmark back to life."-Peter Zelikow, Foreign Affairs

Because it offers a rare insight into the workings of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's wartime diplomacy, this book is the classic account of FDR's foreign policy during World War II, examining how Harry Hopkins, his friend and confidant, became the president's "point man" with Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle, and other allied leaders. It is the inside history of America's inevitable wartime rise as a great power, written in wonderfully readable prose by White House speechwriter and prize-winning playwright Robert Sherwood.

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Pages   784
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   Enigma Books
ISBN  1929631499  
ISBN13  9781929631490  

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1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > 20th Century > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > General
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > International > Relations

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Sherwood, Roosevelt and Hopkins - Fifty Years Later  Mar 16, 2008
I first read this book when I was in high school in 1952. For several years I had been captivated by politics and political biography, reading everything I could get my hands on. Sherwood's ROOSEVELT AND HOPKINS was the best. In the more than half century since, my passion for political writing and biography has continued unabated, and on many occasions I have recommended this book to others. Since 1991 I have traveled to Russia dozens of times and frequently recommend this book to English speaking Russian academics and politicians there. Every person to whom I have recommended it, here or in Russia, has seen fit to tell me how much they appreciated the book and the recommendation. Recently I began to wonder though. Was the book really as good as I recalled it from my first and only reading over 58 years ago? So I re-read it. It stood the test of time and of memory. It was even better than I recalled. It is an old and good friend, as alive, vibrant, and informative today as if all that the monumental and world-changing people and events described in it had happened yesterday.
Kenneth E. MacWilliams
New York City
A Book for Readers of History  Dec 21, 2004
I bought this book, on some fair measure, due to the review written by Mr. Passos on this site's web site.I had heard the name Harry Hopkins for many years, and had the somewhat vague knowedge that Harry Hopkins was an intimate advisor and assistant to Franklin Roosevelt. I was curious when I saw the book at this site, and I bought it.
This is an outstanding book, and it easy for me to see why it is a Pulitzer Prize winner. The book is as much about the Roosevelt administration and related national and international history as it is about Messrs. Roosevelt & Hopkins. One of the interesting things about this book is that it was written in 1947;I reminded myself of that throughout my reading. For the most part it is written in the first person by Robert Sherwood, a gifted author who worked with Hopkins while in the Roosevelt administration. I gave a lot of credibility to the book because of the author's proximity to Hopkins and Rooseveltas well as the short time span between the actual events and the publishing of the book.
The book is well written by a man that had substantial prior experience in writing show business type material. In a number of instances the author puts himself on the scene of events, but by no means limits the book to his experiences with Roosevelt & Hopkins. There is considerable detail...sometimes when I read a review that makes that claim I suspect that I will encounter much minutiae with boredom to follow. Not the case here; there are many interesting explanitions, facts, discussions, etc. I found myself continuously engaged as some of the most compelling history of the U.S. unfolded at the hands of the author.
The book is so good that it reads like a Novel.  Mar 6, 2004
I started reading this book and couldn't stop reading.
When you finish reading it you miss the main characters. You would like to meet Mr. Hopkins in person, but unfortunately that is impossible.

The facts, ideas and the history in the book demonstrates that America had the most important political leader of the XXth century as president during second world war.

My personal opinion is that Mr. Roosevelt is the man that was responsible for truly changing the direction that history was about to take.

I read a translated version of the book.


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