Churchill's love for the United States and his relationship with President Roosevelt is examined.
Churchill fell in love with the United States of America, the land of his mother's birth, during his first visit there in 1894. It was an unlikely match, but it endured, culminating in the special relationship between him and President Roosevelt, which was the bedrock of Allied victory during the Second World War. During this middle period of his life, Sandys focuses on Churchill's growing gift with words and his deepening passion for painting, both of which help illustrate the inner man. Sandys travels extensively throughout the United States and to Egypt, which seemed to lure Churchill to the banks of the Nile at crucial moments in his life.