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Rendezvous with destiny : how Franklin D. Roosevelt and five extraordinary men took America into the war and into the world

Author: Michael Fullilove
Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fullilove demonstrates that America's global primacy in the second half of the twentieth century was enabled by the earlier work of Roosevelt and his five extraordinary representatives from 1939-1941. Together these men and their president took the United States into the war and, by defeating domestic isolationists and foreign enemies, into the world.
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Sumner Welles; William J Donovan; Harry L Hopkins; Wendell L Willkie; W Averell Harriman; William J Donovan; W Averell Harriman; Harry L Hopkins; Franklin D Roosevelt; Sumner Welles; Wendell L Willkie; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fullilove
ISBN: 9781594204357 1594204357 1101617829 9781101617823
OCLC Number: 822028646
Description: 468 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : September 1939 --
"A one-man American mission of curiosity" : Sumner Welles in Rome, Berlin, Paris, and London, February-March 1940 --
"A sensible Colonel House" : Bill Donovan in London, July-August 1940 --
"History's foremost marriage broker" : Harry Hopkins in London, January-February 1941 --
"Sail on, oh ship of state!" : Wendell Willkie in London and Dublin, January-February 1941 --
"To keep the British Isles afloat" : Averell Harriman in London, Africa, and the Middle East, March-July 1941 --
"Mister Hurry Upkins" : Harry Hopkins in London, July 1941 --
"Uncle Joe's favorite" : Harry Hopkins in Moscow and at Placentia Bay, July-August 1941 --
Epilogue : December 1941.
Responsibility: Michael Fullilove.

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Fullilove demonstrates that America's global primacy in the second half of the twentieth century was enabled by the earlier work of Roosevelt and his five extraordinary representatives from 1939-1941. Together these men and their president took the United States into the war and, by defeating domestic isolationists and foreign enemies, into the world.

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