One Christmas in Washington : the secret meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill that changed the world / David J. Bercuson and Holger H. Herwig. Bercuson, David Jay, author.
Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2005.
320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Bercuson and Herwig ... recreate the dramatic days of the Washington War Conference of 1941-1942, code-named ARCADIA, using the diaries, meeting, notes, personal letters, and detailed minutes that contain day-by-day, almost hour-by-hour accounts of these historic events ... The authors take a penetrating look at the high-level meetings that lasted long into the night and at the scene behind the scenes: the social events and intrigues, Churchill's booming intrusion into the daily life of the White House, the strained relationship between Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the key role played by Roosevelt's close advisor Harry Hopkins ... [This book] is an authoritative and emotional story of two proud and accomplished statesmen struggling to overcome biases, suspicion, and hubris to create what turned out to be the war-winning alliance."--Jacket.