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Roosevelt's centurions : FDR and the commanders he led to victory in World War II

Author: Joseph E Persico
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Explains how Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed the role of a hands-on wartime leader, discussing his contributions to military strategy and analyzing how his decisions may have helped end or prolonged the war.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph E Persico
ISBN: 9781400064434 1400064430 9780679645436 0679645438
OCLC Number: 759171884
Description: xviii, 650 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The day we almost lost the army --
An end of neutrality --
From Barbarossa to the Atlantic Charter --
An undeclared war --
Pearl Harbor --
The President and General MacArthur --
Philippines lost, China on the brink --
Europe a debate, Pacific a victory --
North Africa : FDR versus the generals --
Sea war, air war --
Torch : the political education of Dwight Eisenhower --
The home front --
Unconditional surrender --
From Pacific islands to desert sands --
Italy invaded, Germany blasted --
From Tarawa to Tehran --
D-day --
MacArthur versus King : FDR's decision --
Europe : broad axe versus the spear --
Stilwell leaves China, MacArthur returns to the Philippines --
From the home front to Yalta --
Leveling Japan, invading Okinawa --
To take Berlin? --
Death of the Commander in chief --
Anatomy of victory.
Responsibility: Joseph E. Persico.

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Explains how Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed the role of a hands-on wartime leader, discussing his contributions to military strategy and analyzing how his decisions may have helped end or prolonged the war.

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