No Ordinary Time - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Chapter 12 Summary

On December 22, 1941, Churchill came to the White House, where he visited for almost a month. He got along famously with Roosevelt, although Eleanor was not fond of him. She thought he romanticized war.

The two men often stayed up talking, drinking brandy, and smoking cigars until 2 or 3 a.m. These talks became known as "The Arcadia Conference," in which they reaffirmed their former plan to deal with Germany first. This was harder for Roosevelt because most Americans wanted immediate revenge on Japan.

As the Japanese pounded Malaya and the Philippines, the Russians were losing more territory and people than all the others combined. However, the Russian winter was beginning to defeat the German .

The Roosevelts had Christmas with the Churchills. Missy LeHand tried to commit suicide in Warm Springs, a fact kept from the Roosevelts.

On December 26, Churchill gave a rousing speech in...

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