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

Author: Arthur Herman
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2013 Random House Trade paperback editionView 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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Herman
ISBN: 0812982045 9780812982046 1400069645 9781400069644
OCLC Number: 818318111
Description: xi, 413 pages : illustrations ; 21 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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For admirers of books by Erik Larson and Stephen Ambrose, here's a great, meaty, and untold story of World War II-how American big business set out to build the weapons and create the industrial  Read more...

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