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The Hopkins touch : Harry Hopkins and the forging of the alliance to defeat Hitler

Author: David L Roll
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Franklin Roosevelt's friend and advisor Harry Hopkins, an Iowan social worker who became the president's political "point man" during World War II, was one of the most improbable and important political operators of the twentieth century. Having gained Roosevelt's trust assisting on campaigns and leading relief and jobs programs - including the WPA - during the 1930s, Hopkins helped the president confront the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Harry L Hopkins; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry Lloyd Hopkins
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David L Roll
ISBN: 9780199891955 0199891958
OCLC Number: 785786644
Description: 510 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Ambitious reformer --
Asks for nothing except to serve --
He suddenly came out with it: the whole program --
The right man --
First glimpse of dawn? --
Vodka has authority --
At last we have gotten together --
We are all in the same boat now --
Some sort of a front this summer --
The Hopkins touch --
Lighting the torch --
The view from Marrakech --
Fault lines --
The alliance shifts --
Tilting toward the Russians --
A soldier's debt --
The best they could do --
A leave of absence from death --
The root of the matter.
Responsibility: David L. Roll.
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An engaging biography of one of FDR's closest advisors and political point man during World War II, The Hopkins Touch brings this significant figure to life, through previously private diaries and  Read more...

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