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The arsenal of democracy : FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war

Author: A J Baime
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Mariner books editionView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of how Detroit answered the call to arms during WWII, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a "bomber an hour."
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Edsel Ford; Henry Ford; Henry Ford, II; Edsel Ford; Henry Ford; Henry Ford, II
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Baime
ISBN: 9780544483873 0544483871 9780547719283 0547719280
OCLC Number: 885225592
Description: xx, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Motor City : Henry ; The machine is the new Messiah ; Edsel ; Learning to fly ; Father vs. son ; The Ford terror ; Danger in Nazi Germany --
pt. II. The liberator : Fifty thousand airplanes ; "Gentlemen, we must outbuild Hitler" ; The liberator ; Willow Run ; Awakening ; Strike! ; Air raid! --
pt. III. The big one : The grim race ; "Detroit's worries are right now" ; Will it run? ; Bomber ship 01 ; Roosevelt visits Willow Run ; A dying man --
pt. IV. The rise of American airpower : Unconditional surrender ; Taking flight ; "The arsenal of democracy is making good" ; Death in Dearborn --
pt. V. D-Day and the battle of Dearborn : Operation Tidal Wave ; The Detroit race riot of 1943 ; "The United States is the country of machines" ; Ford war production exceeds dreams ; D-Day ; The final battle.
Responsibility: A.J. Baime.

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Tells the story of how Detroit answered the call to arms during WWII, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a "bomber an hour."

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