Magazine March 20, 2017, Issue

Grand Alliance

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, Tehran, November 1943 (Lt. Lotzof/IWM via Getty Images)
Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft, by Lewis E. Lehrman (Stackpole, 472 pp., $29.95)

At the Tehran Conference in November 1943, a dinner was given in celebration of Winston Churchill’s 69th birthday. Seated on the prime minister’s left was Joseph Stalin, on his right, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The president had not brought a dinner jacket to Persia, but he nevertheless wore a black tie with his pinstripe suit. Dining though he was with a Bolshevik, he would observe the proprieties so far as he was able to.

That Roosevelt and Churchill belonged to the upper crusts of their respective countries undoubtedly helped them to establish a rapport. The president could affect a hearty bonhomie in

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