The co-author of The King's Speech recounts here another pivotal incident in the life of King George VI, as the monarch made a June 1939 visit to Franklin Roosevelt's Hyde Park estate. With war looming and American assistance desperately hoped for, the shy king and the gregarious FDR met for a picnic, amusing the press as they sampled that most democratic of foods, the hot dog. Filmed in 2012 as Hyde Park on Hudson, this history of a key moment in British-American relations includes 16 pages of black and white photographs.
"It's an amusing read with substance, revealing how important seemingly trivial diplomatic overtures can be in determining the course of history."—Publisher's Weekly
"An entertaining tale…. The curious innocence of the times is delightfully evoked."—The Spectator (UK)