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Carnage & Courage : A Memoir of FDR, the Kennedys, and World War II (Hardcover) (Page Wilson)

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Carnage and Courage is the story of an American woman’s journey from upper-crust ingénue to a career in the US diplomatic corps. At President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's behest, Page Wilson left the US 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 already underway, Wilson, working with Kennedy, shares the grip of war with the men and women who are engaged against Germany. When the bombs finally fall on Britain, Kennedy sends Wilson back to America--fulfilling a promise he and Roosevelt made to keep her safewhere she anxiously awaits US involvement. Upon meeting the man she will marry, a combat pilot, her role begins to mirror that of so many women of war erathe struggle to maintain a home that is re-billeted constantly and the worry for her husband in combat.Wilson’s journey starts with an appointment from the highest levels of government and continues along a path many young women would take as America fought to bring peace to the world. These women’s lives are a shared battle through the years of the worst war the world has ever known, the years of struggle between Munich and Hiroshima, between certain death and brave survival, not only for the men and women under arms but for their wives and families back home as well.
Carnage and Courage is the story of an American woman?s journey from upper-crust ingénue to a career in the US diplomatic corps. At President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's behest, Page Wilson left the US 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 already underway, Wilson, working with Kennedy, shares the grip of war with the men and women who are engaged against Germany. When the bombs finally fall on Britain, Kennedy sends Wilson back to America--fulfilling a promise he and Roosevelt made to keep her safewhere she anxiously awaits US involvement. Upon meeting the man she will marry, a combat pilot, her role begins to mirror that of so many women of war erathe struggle to maintain a home that is re-billeted constantly and the worry for her husband in combat.

Wilson?s journey starts with an appointment from the highest levels of government and continues along a path many young women would take as America fought to bring peace to the world. These women?s lives are a shared battle through the years of the worst war the world has ever known, the years of struggle between Munich and Hiroshima, between certain death and brave survival, not only for the men and women under arms but for their wives and families back home as well.
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Page Wilson
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 18849898
UPC: 9781631580611
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2972

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