Persico, Joseph E.
July 2012
World War II;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p59
The article explores how former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's family background in China influenced his relationship with Chinese military leader Chiang Kai-shek. It reveals that the Roosevelt family had deep relations with China since 1833. The family had occupied a villa overlooking Hong Kong Harbor and staffed with Chinese servants. It details how Roosevelt's relations with China helped shape his wartime policy for the worse.


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