FDR's Funeral Train

FDR's Funeral Train

A Betrayed Widow, A Soviet Spy, and A Presidency in the Balance

Book - 2010
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"In April 1945, the funeral train carrying the body of Franklin D. Roosevelt embarked on a three-day, thousand-mile odyssey through nine states before reaching the president's home where he was buried. It passed with darkened windows; few gave thought to what might be happening aboard. A closer look inside the train, however, would reveal a Soviet spy about to leak a state secret, a newly widowed Eleanor Roosevelt, who just found out that her husband's mistress was in the room when he died, and the entire family of incoming President Harry S. Truman. The thrilling story of what took place behind the Pullman shades, where women whispered and men tossed back highballs, has never been told. On the occasion of the sixty-fifth anniversary of FDR's death, Klara chronicles the action-packed three-day train ride during which, among other things, Truman hammered out the policies that would galvanize a country in mourning and win the Second World War"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
ISBN: 9780230619142
0230619142
Branch Call Number: BIO ROOSEVEL F. Klara 03/2010
Characteristics: xx, 244 p. :,map ;,25 cm.

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