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Louis Johnson and the arming of America : the Roosevelt and Truman years

Author: Keith D McFarland; David L Roll
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[As FDR's assistant secretary of war, and Truman's secretary of defense, Johnson confronted and carried out extremely unpopular initiatives that each president believed vital to the nation's security and economic welfare. This chronicles the rise and fall.
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McFarland, Keith D., 1940-
Louis Johnson and the arming of America.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005001853
(OCoLC)57579298
Named Person: Louis Arthur Johnson; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Franklin D Roosevelt; Louis Arthur Johnson; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Louis Arthur Johnson; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith D McFarland; David L Roll
ISBN: 0253111641 9780253111647 0253346266 9780253346261 1282072633 9781282072633
OCLC Number: 74492468
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 452 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Bedford blood --
Foot in the door --
Like feuding schoolboys --
"Basic shift in mobilization planning" --
Understanding FDR --
Surviving FDR --
"But you promised me" --
Personal representative of the president --
Long shot pays off --
Inside the Pentagon --
Revolt of the admirals --
"Like a meatchopper on roundsteak" --
"My God, the Russians have the bomb" --
Entangling alliance --
"Till the dust settles" --
Last week in June --
"Give me two American divisions and I can hold Korea" --
Means of descent --
:Lou, I've got to ask you to quit" --
"Lest darkness come."
Responsibility: Keith D. Mcfarland and David L. Roll.
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Louis Johnson was FDR's Assistant Secretary of War and the architect of industrial mobilization plans that put the nation on a war footing prior to its entry into World War II. Later, as Truman's  Read more...

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