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1 McLEAN, A.N., Senator ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano Days of Roosevelt
The author, 1948, 
McLEAN, A.N., Senator. The Days of Roosevelt . [N.pl.]: (The author, 1948).Pp. (2),[1]-49,(5), frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to f ront and blank spine. Not in Watters, Rhodenizer. Senator Alexander Neil McLean (b. November 12, 1885, Hartland, New Brunswick - d. March 12, 1967), New Brunswick businessman and president of the large fish-proceesing concern, Connors Brothers Limited. A short volume detailing the Canadian Senator'sencounters with American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the years leading up to the Second World War. Though largely related to encounters inOntario, the first piece details Roosevelt's time spent at the family's pr operty on New Brunswick's Campobello Island. An image of Roosevelt with theauthor and two other Canadian MPs on the beach at Campobello in 1937 serve s as the volume's frontispiece. Contents: Introduction; The Funeral [including the text of McLean's article on the funeral done for the Ottawa Citizen]; Leading up to 1932; Second Election; 1936-1940; The President's Office; 1940 Election; Destroyer Deal; Good Neighbor Policy; Leadership; Death of President's Mother; Alaskan Highway; Democratic Organization; Appointments; Henry Wallace. "After the retreat from Dunkirk, England, as we know, was very short of arms and the Roosevelt Administration did everything possible to get a supply to England. America had taken over Newfoundland bases for defence - I remember being in Washington in 1940 or '41, when boats for Newfoundland had all sorts of arms some taken from City Police Court collections. 'Why are these arms going to Newfoundland?' I enquired. 'They are goingfrom a neutral nation to a neutral base. What becomes of them after they g et there is another story,' was the answer. Of course I believe they were sent right along to England. I happened to be at the White House the day the'destroyer' deal went through. The submarine menace had played havoc with British shipping in the North Atlantic, and England was in sore need of more destroyers for protection, and a deal was arranged whereby the United States traded fifty so-called over-aged destroyers for the privilege of building several bases in Newfoundland and the West Indies under a 99-year lease." - p.28. Flyleaf removed, small horizontal stain to frontispiece, else very good. 75.00

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