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Pearl Harbor : FDR leads the nation into war

Author: Steven M Gillon
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the anxious and emotional events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, showing how the president and the American public responded in the pivotal hours that followed the attack.
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D (1914-1988) Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Gillon
ISBN: 9780465021390 0465021395
OCLC Number: 701015461
Description: xvi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars --
Do not let the talks deteriorate --
This means war --
This is no drill! --
Have you heard the news? --
I don't know how secure this phone is --
Infamy --
Get to the White House fastasyoucan --
Do you think we ought to have soldiers around the White House? --
We are all in the same boat now --
Deadly calm --
I will go down in disgrace --
1861 --
Where were our forces --
asleep --
I hope Mr. Capone doesn't mind --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Steven M. Gillon.

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From the early-morning onslaught to FDR's famous message to congress, this title revisits the anxious and emotional hours after Pearl Harbor - a pivot point that swept America into World War II.  Read more...

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James T. Patterson, Professor of History, Emeritus, Brown University "Pearl Harbor is a first-rate book by a fine historian. Steven Gillon, closely describing FDR's reactions to the Japanese attack, Read more...

 
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