Steve Weintz responds to this video of Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove talking at the launch of Michael's new book, Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America Into the War and Into the World:

What a story -- I can't wait to read it! I predict it will develop a groundswell of buzz through the rest of the year, as it gets read and commented upon in Washington, London and elsewhere. It's perfect Steven Spielberg material, too: real drama and huge characters set in an era he loves. Forget assembling the Avengers; what A-list stars would you cast as FDR's Five?