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Book Review: FIGHTING WITH ALLIES: AMERICA AND BRITAIN IN PEACE AND AT WAR (Sir Robin Renwick) : AH

8/11/2001 • American History Reviews, Reviews

FIGHTING WITH ALLIES: AMERICA AND BRITAIN IN PEACEAND AT WAR , by Sir Robin Renwick (Times Books, 468 pages, $35.00).

Renwick, the former British ambassador to the United States, analyzes the so-called “special relationship” that exists between the U.S. and Great Britain, explaining how and why it evolved by examining the letters, journals, and speeches of such notable leaders as Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), and Margaret Thatcher (1925- ). Renwick reveals the human side of statesmanship as he relates anecdotes surrounding some of the most exciting events that have taken place within the Anglo-American alliance during the last two hundred years.

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