The Roosevelts and the Royals by Will Swift
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The Roosevelts and the Royals has received advance praise from a number of prominent British and American historians,
including Sarah Bradford, Jon Meacham, James Macgregor Burns, Brian Roberts, Hugo Vickers and Blanche Wiesen Cook.
See below for recent quotes and articles about the book.


"A fascinating and well-researched study of the relationship between the American presidential family and the Windsors that was a key component of Anglo-American friendship during World War II. Dr. Swift is the first to concentrate on this unusual subject with such a wealth of sympathetic detail."

- Sarah Bradford, author of America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,
Elizabeth: A Biography of Britain's Queen, and The Reluctant King: The Life and Reign of
George VI, 1895-1952


"The Anglo-American alliance has long been a bedrock of the global order, and Will Swift's The Roosevelts and the Royals details an important chapter in that fascinating story with warmth and verve."

- Jon Meacham, author of Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship


"Those who remember only that the Roosevelts served hot dogs to the royals will be fascinated by this well-researched account of an historic and ennobling relationship - a great story!"

- James MacGregor Burns, author of The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America
and Roosevelt: Soldier of Freedom


"The Roosevelts and the Royals is a splendid addition to our understanding of an extraordinary Anglo-American partnership. Both intimate and expansive, Will Swift's vigorously researched book is timely,
illuminating, dramatic."

- Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933, Vol. 1 and
Eleanor Roosevelt: The Defining Years, 1933-1938, Vol. 2


"This widely researched book is not only eminently readable but also historically illuminating. Written in fluid and lucid prose, it explores the contrasting personalities of the four main protagonists with skill and insight. It is both convincing and refreshingly candid."

- Brian Roberts, author of Randolph: A Study of Churchill's Son, Cecil Rhodes and the Princess,
and Churchills in Africa


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The Roosevelts and the Royals
Franklin and Eleanor, The King and Queen of England, and the Friendship that Changed History

by Will Swift
John Wiley & Sons: June 2004; ISBN: 0-471-45962-3; Hardcover; 384 pages
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