Mr. Cantelon is a young scholar and teacher of history currently working on his doctorate at Indiana University. In addition to many documentary sources at Hyde Park and in Washington, D.C., and contemporary news accounts, the author found particularly interesting John Wheeler-Bennett’s biography, King George VI (St. Martin’s, 1958), Eleanor Roosevelt’s This I Remember (Harper, 1949), and The Secret Diary of Harold L. Ickes (Simon & Schuster, 1954).
It was the first time in history that British sovereigns had come to see what they lost in 1776. George and Franklin, Elizabeth and Eleanor, hit it off like old friends; even Texas congressmen melted under the royal charm. Brewing was a crucial World War II alliance