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1940 : FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler--the election amid the storm

Author: Susan Dunn
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency--Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie--found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler's demands. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Wendell L Willkie; Charles A Lindbergh; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Wendell Lewis Willkie; Charles Augustus Lindbergh; Charles A Lindbergh; Franklin D Roosevelt; Wendell L Willkie; Charles A Lindbergh; Franklin D Roosevelt; Wendell L Willkie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Dunn
ISBN: 9780300190861 0300190867
OCLC Number: 813393390
Description: viii, 418 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Mystery in the White House --
George Washington and Franklin Roosevelt: duty or ambition? --
Walking on eggs --
Lindbergh and the shrimps --
Isolationists: the war within --
Dark horse --
Home run for the White House --
The Republicans in Philadelphia --
Roosevelt's game --
The Democrats in Chicago --
Willkie runs alone --
An army of citizen soldiers --
Campaigning 101 --
Enter Robert Sherwood --
Franklin and Joe --
The fifth column --
Final days, final words --
Safe at third --
Roosevelt and Willkie: almost a team --
Roosevelt and Willkie vs. Lindbergh --
Epilogue: one nation indivisible.
Responsibility: Susan Dunn.

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