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Keep from all thoughtful men : how U.S. economists won World War II

Author: Jim Lacey
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2011.
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This ground-breaking work overturns accepted historical dogma on how World War II strategy was planned and implemented. Refuting long-accepted notion that the avalanche of munitions which poured forth from American factories defeated the Axis powers, it examines exactly how this miracle of production was organized and integrated into Allied strategy and operations. It is the first book to show how revolutions in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Lacey
ISBN: 9781591144915 1591144914
OCLC Number: 670481775
Description: 266 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Economics and war --
Unmaking the victory program --
The real victory program --
The economists' war --
The production organizations --
The war production board and two wars --
War and feasibility --
The great feasibility debate --
Marshall's commitment to a 1943 invasion of Europe --
Why Marshall changed his mind --
Appendix 1. The feasibility concept --
Appendix 2. The first feasibility study (14 March 1942) --
Appendix 3. Wedemeyer's victory program --
Appendix 4. Nathan's 6 October memorandum for War Production Board meeting --
Appendix 5. General Somervell's comments to War Production Board proposals of 31 August 1942 --
Appendix 6. Simon Kuznets' reply to Somervell's comments on his feasibility proposal (sent under Robert Nathan's hand) --
Appendix 7. Letter from Robert P. Patterson (under secretary of war) to General Somervell, post 6 October feasibility meeting --
Appendix 8. Minutes of War Production Board 6 October meeting.
Responsibility: Jim Lacey.

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Keep from All Thoughtful Men is the first book that tells how revolutions in both statistics and finance changed the nature of war. While the book relates the story of how economics dictated war  Read more...

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