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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:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of U.S. defense policy from the eve of America's entry into WWII to the early years of the Cold War. Louis Johnson was FDR's Assistant Secretary of War and the architect of the industrial mobilization plans that put the nation on a war footing prior to its entry into World War II. Later, as Truman's Secretary of Defense, Johnson was given the difficult job of unifying the armed forces and carrying out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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McFarland, Keith D., 1940-
Louis Johnson and the arming of America.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607590789
Named Person: Louis Arthur Johnson; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Louis Arthur Johnson; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Louis Arthur Johnson; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith D McFarland; David L Roll
ISBN: 0253346266 9780253346261
OCLC Number: 57579298
Awards: Winner of Foreword Magazines's 2006 Book of the Year Award, Silver Medal2006 AAUP Public and Secondary School Library Selection.
Winner of Foreword Magazines's 2006 Book of the Year Award, Silver Medal2006 AAUP Public and SecondarySchool Library Selection.
Description: x, 452 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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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