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FDR, the war president, 1940-1943 : a history

Author: Kenneth S Davis
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"FDR: The War President opens as Roosevelt has been re-elected to a third term and the United States is drifting toward a war that has already engulfed Europe. Roosevelt, as commander in chief, statesman, and politician, must navigate a delicate balance between helping those in Europe - while remaining mindful of the forces of isolation both in the Congress and the country - and protecting the gains of the New Deal,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, Kenneth Sydney, 1912-
FDR, the war president, 1940-1943.
New York : Random House, ©2000
(OCoLC)606392679
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth S Davis
ISBN: 0679415424 9780679415428
OCLC Number: 43694290
Description: 848 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A guided drift toward war --
Overture: themes, issues, recapitulations --
Of conflagration, fire hose, and hydrant --
The birth of the grand alliance --
Through war undeclared to war declared --
Black spring 1941 --
The grand alliance is enlarged and strengthened --
Toward culmination: the day of infamy --
The hazards and tumult of 1942 --
Arcadia: the birth of the United Nations --
A winter of disasters: a spring of dawning hope --
An alliance-threatening quarrel: spring and summer 1942 --
The turning of the tide --
The difficult lighting of torch --
The home front: late summer and fall 1942 --
The torch flames but lights the way to what end? --
The end of 1942: brightening horizones, east and west. BookI: A guided drift toward war; BookII: Through war declared to war declared; BookIII: The hazards and tumult of 1942; BookIV: The turning of the tide.
Other Titles: F.D.R., the war president, 1940-1943
Responsibility: Kenneth S. Davis.
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"FDR: The War President opens as Roosevelt has been re-elected to a third term and the United States is drifting toward a war that has already engulfed Europe. Roosevelt, as commander in chief, statesman, and politician, must navigate a delicate balance between helping those in Europe - while remaining mindful of the forces of isolation both in the Congress and the country - and protecting the gains of the New Deal, upon which he has spent so much of his prestige and power." "Kenneth S. Davis draws vivid depictions of the lives, characters, and temperaments of the military and political personalities so paramount to the history of the time: Churchill, Stalin, de Gaulle, and Hitler; Generals Marshall, Eisenhower, and MacArthur; Admiral Darlan, Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Lindbergh, William Allen White, Joseph Kennedy, Averell Harriman, Harry Truman, Robert Murphy, Sidney Hillman, William Knudsen, Cordell Hull, Henry Morgenthau, Henry Stimson, A. Philip Randolph, Wendell Willkie, and Henry Wallace." "The portrait of Henry Hopkins, who interacted with many of these personalities on behalf of Roosevelt, is woven into this history as the complex, interconnected relationship it was. Hopkins burnished the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt and eased the way for their interactions with Stalin." "Another set of characters central to Roosevelt's life and finely drawn by the author includes Eleanor Roosevelt, Sara Roosevelt, Missy LeHand, Grace Tully, Princess Martha of Norway, and Daisy Suckley."--Jacket.

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