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Freedom's forge : how American business produced victory in World War II

Author: Arthur Herman
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Assesses the pivotal role of American big business in building weapons and enabling industrial dominance for Allied forces in World War II, tracing the contributions of Danish immigrant William Knudsen and shipbuilding industrialist Henry Kaiser.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Herman
ISBN: 9781400069644 1400069645 9780679604631 0679604634
OCLC Number: 756377562
Description: xiv, 413 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The gentle giant --
The master builder --
The world of tomorrow --
Getting started --
Call to arms --
Arsenal of democracy --
Ships, strikes, and the Big Book --
Countdown --
Going all out --
Ships for liberty --
The production express --
Steel men and Cast-iron Charlie --
Agony at Willow Run --
Victory is our business --
The man from Frisco --
Superbomber --
The Battle of Kansas --
Fire this time --
Reckoning --
Appendix A. Growing the arsenal of democracy, 1940-1945 --
Appendix B. Joining the arsenal of democracy.
Responsibility: Arthur Herman.

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A great, meaty, and untold story of World War II - how American big business set out to build the weapons and create the industrial muscle to arm the Allies and defeat the Axis, from the author of  Read more...

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"A rambunctious book that is itself alive with the animal spirits of the marketplace."--"The Wall Street Journal" "A rarely told industrial saga, rich with particulars of the growing pains and Read more...

 
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