Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Churchill's Grand Alliance: The Anglo-American Special Relationship, 1940-1957
Foyalty 61

Churchill's Grand Alliance: The Anglo-American Special Relationship, 1940-1957 (Paperback)

£20.00
Usually despatched in 14+ days.

Synopsis

The Anglo-American alliance was the cornerstone of Churchill's foreign policy after 1940, and from then up to the present, the 'special relationship' has always been a feature of Anglo-American relations. This controversial study ruthlessly strips away the myth to reveal the unsentimental reality.



Churchill carried on the war in 1940 because he believed that American help could save the British Empire. This book argues that his faith was misplaced, that Franklin Roosevelt saw an end to imperialism as one of America's war aims. Fighting until Germany's 'unconditional surrender' meant that Britain ended the war weakened and dependent on America.



Churchill, Bevin and Attlee all tried to persuade America into looking after British imperial interests in the post-war period, but as the Cold War dawned the Americans were only interested in using British help when it suited them.



Britain's last attempt to act independently of America - Suez - ended disastrously, and the book ends with Anthony Eden's removal from power under American pressure.



This is the final work in John Charmley's revisionist triptych of British foreign policy in the mid-twentieth century. The other two books - Chamberlain and the Lost Peace and Churchill: The End of Glory - are also available in Faber Finds.

John Charmley is a British diplomatic historian and a professor of modern history at the University of East Anglia, where he is head of the school of history. He is the author of eight books, five of which are being reissued in Faber Finds. He is perhaps most famous for his revisionist interpretation of British foreign policy in the mid-twentieth century, dealing with subjects like Appeasement and the Second World War with a degree of iconoclasm.

More books by John Charmley

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

How Parliament Works
(Paperback)
Nicolas Besly; Tom Goldsmith; Robert...
 
 
£35.99
 
Miss Cranston: Patron of Charles...
(Paperback)
Perilla Kinchin
 
 
£14.99
 
The Curious History of Irish Dogs
(Paperback)
David Blake Knox
 
 
£12.99
 
The Nine Years War, 1593-1603:...
(Paperback)
James O'Neill
 
 
£21.95
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close