FRANKLIN AND WINSTON is the fullest portrait to date of the complex emotional connection between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, the two men who led the Free World to victory in World War 11. At the time, there had never been anything like the friendship between the two men, and there has not been anything really like it since: a President and Prime Minister spending enormous amounts of time together (120 days during the war), fishing, smoking, and drinking late into the night in places as far-flung as the White House, Casablanca, and Tehran, talking to one another of politics, war, family, and illness. Theirs was one of the most political of friendships, moments they spent deciding the course of World V kind of world would emerge from the conflict. It is each tried to manage and influence the other. It is a greatest global conflict in history. but the personal element was also very real to them. Jon Meacham's book chronicles the Var II uawhere the Allies would land, who would control the atomic bomb, and what a psychological portrait of their alliance: what they thought of one another and how ilso the story of their marriages and their families, two fascinating clans caught up in the greatest global conflict in history.