When we study history, a lot of time we get caught up in the dates and events that happened and pay too little attention to the STORY of what happened. Who were the people involved? What did they say to each other? How did people make decisions? Franklin and Winston is a book that tells the story of a very important meeting between the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, in 1941.
At the height of World War II, only a few days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill began an extraordinary visit, during which they made plans that would lead to the success of the Allied powers as well as to a continuing peace after the war ended.
In December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. On December 8, 1941 America declared war on Japan. So these two guys, they have a meeting a few DAYS after Pearl Harbor and the make a plan…a plan that would lead to the success of the allies in 1945…four YEARS later. Two smart guys.
The following websites and books will help you get a better understanding of the people and events of World War II by sharing with you the stories of people who were actually there.
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Offers insight into the camping trip that President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir took to the redwoods of Yosemite in 1903, during which the two men had experiences and conversations that eventually contributed to the establishment of national parks in the United States.
“This special book will transport young readers into the 1903 camping trip President Teddy Roosevelt took to the Yosemite wilderness. With the world famous naturalist, John Muir as his guide, they saw the giant Sequoia trees, camped on a mountaintop and even played in the snow that fell one night. It inspired Teddy Roosevelt to push Congress to pass laws that eventually created our national parks. The story and illustrations blend perfectly to capture the exuberance and passion of two great Americans for saving the wilderness of America and a joy to read.”
Recommended by: Beverly Elrod, Haughville Library
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|Here are some more books about Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and the lands they loved and helped preserve in our national parks and reserves: