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Roosevelt's second act : the election of 1940 and the politics of war

Author: Richard Moe
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
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Discusses President Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to defy one hundred fifty years of tradition and seek a third term in office.
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Moe
ISBN: 9780199981915 0199981914
OCLC Number: 828193688
Description: xvi, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: History repeating itself --
Shifting gears --
A laying on of hands --
Methods short of war --
Redefining neutrality --
The sphinx --
A year of consequence --
A hurricane of events --
The republicans appear on stage --
FDR decides --
Preparing for the big show --
Chicago: Following the script --
Chicago: Unscripted --
Drafts and destroyers --
The politics of war --
To the finish line --
Epilogue: The mandate.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: Richard Moe.
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