Churchill's American Network
by Cita Stelzer
- American History, World War II
The consummate networker
Newly discovered documents and archives reveal how the British politician found a network of American allies who had Franklin Roosevelt’s ear while the president was deciding how to overcome opposition in Congress to helping Britain take on the threat from Germany.
The links in the network include the millionaire financier Bernard Baruch; the railroad magnate, Averell Harriman, who became an FDR-Churchill go-between; media moguls William Randolph Hearst (and wife and mistress); Robert R. McCormick—who attacked Churchill’s policies but enjoyed his company—and Charles Luce, who made him TIME’s Man of the Year and later Man of the Century.
It is no accident that Churchill was able to use these links to Britain's advantage; he worked at it relentlessly.
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|February 6, 2024