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The book is wonderful.  The richly illustrated text offers a historical context that weaves the past with the present and the connections that still bring the United States and the United Kingdom together.  This has a lot to do with a common language, a shared history, and similar traditions and beliefs. 

      There are a lot of books, commemorative magazines and other publications to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.  The most unique book to be published this year is The Queen and the U.S.A The authors are The Lord Watson of Richmond, CBE and H. Edward Mann with a foreword by Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.  The two authors celebrate the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, a story that began in Jamestown, Virginia.

      One can appreciate Virginia’s role both in the history of America and the continuance of the always changing relationship between the former Mother Country and her very independent child.

      “A very impressive book…the book goes on to explain the [Queen’s] relationship with America. You must read it – it is absolutely beautiful…”

 ––  Julie Banderas, Fox News 

 

      As seen on Fox News, Charlie Rose and The Today Show and heard on Wall Street Journal Radio.  Covered by USA Today and in the International World Tribune, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Atlantic and the Associated Press. 

My visits have “…given me the opportunity to reaffirm the ideals which we share and the affection that exists between our people -- without which the formalities of alliance would be meaningless, but from the certainty of which our two countries continue to draw strength....Friendship is a complex concept. It means being able to debate openly, disagree on occasion, surmount both good times and bad, safe in the knowledge that the bonds that draw us together— of history, understanding and warm regard—are far stronger than any temporary differences of opinion.” 

 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2007