Carnage & Courage

A Memoir of FDR, the Kennedys, and World War II
Product Number: EB00730507
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781631580734
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

This "sparkling memoir" sweeps readers along with the astounding true story of a socialite who would devote her life to her country in war and in peace (Kitty Kelley, award winning biographer). At President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's behest, young Page Wilson left the United States to serve in London with Ambassador Joseph Kennedy as he took up his post just before World War II began and the Blitz commenced. With the conflict in Europe underway, Wilson, working with Kennedy, shared the perils of war with the men and women who were engaged against Germany. But when the bombs finally began to fall on Britain, Kennedy sent Wilson back to America-fulfilling a promise he and Roosevelt made to keep her safe. Back stateside, she would meet the man she would marry, a combat pilot. And her role would mirror that of so many women of war era: struggling to maintain a home that is re-billeted constantly and worrying about her husband in combat. In a "wonderful memoire by a true American woman," humanitarian and social justice advocate Wilson tells the story of her life as the world plunged into war (Maria Riva, actress and New York Times-bestselling author of You Were There Before My Eyes).

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Author(s): Page Wilson
Original Publish Date: Nov 03, 2015

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