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Allies and adversaries : the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. strategy in World War II

Author: Mark A Stoler
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on sources that include the unpublished records of the Joint Chiefs as well as the War, Navy, and State Departments, Mark Stoler analyzes the wartime rise of military influence in U.S. foreign policy. He focuses on the evolution of and debates over U.S. and Allied global strategy. In the process, he examines military fears regarding America's major allies - Great Britain and the Soviet Union - and how those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Stoler, Mark A.
Allies and adversaries.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2000
(OCoLC)606435280
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Stoler
ISBN: 0807825573 9780807825570
OCLC Number: 44039282
Awards: Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award, 2002.
Description: xxii, 380 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The armed forces and national policy before World War II --
New strategies and policies for a coalition war, 1939-1941 --
Civil-military and coalition conflicts, February-December 1941 --
Global strategy reconsidered, December 1941-July 1942 --
The great strategic debate, July 1942-January 1943 --
Britain as adversary, January-October 1943 --
Russia as ally and enigma, December 1942-October 1943 --
Civil-military coordination and conflict, February 1942-November 1943 --
The big two, October 1943-September 1944 --
National versus international postwar security and civil-military relations, January 1944-January 1945 --
Second thoughts on the allies, September 1944-April 1945 --
Victory and reassessment, April-August 1945.
Responsibility: Mark A. Stoler.
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During World War II, the heads of the US armed services assumed an unprecedented role in the formulation of the nation's foreign policies. Drawing on sources that include the unpublished records of  Read more...

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A lucid, logical examination of US military thinking . . . from the late 1930s through . . . the Second World War."Times Literary Supplement"

 
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