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The second most powerful man in the world : the life of Admiral William D. Leahy, Roosevelt's chief of staff

Author: Phillips Payson O'Brien
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The life of Franklin Roosevelt's most trusted and powerful advisor, Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: William D Leahy; William D Leahy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillips Payson O'Brien
ISBN: 9780399584800 0399584803
OCLC Number: 1048947225
Description: pages cm
Contents: The education of naval officer --
Building a career and family --
Enter Franklin Roosevelt --
The roaring twenties --
Depression --
Nearing the top --
Rising in Roosevelt's court --
Leahy's navy --
The first retirement --
Governor of Puerto Rico --
Ambassador to Vichy France --
Dark days --
Chief of staff to the Commander in Chief --
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs --
The grandest level of strategy --
From Casablanca to Trident --
Difficult friends --
Top dog --
Cairo and Tehran --
Acting president --
Leahy's war --
Atomic bombs and elections --
Yalta and death --
Truman --
The end of the war --
Speeches --
Personal snooper --
Priorities --
Cold war --
Key West --
On the outside --
Fading away --
The forgotten man.
Responsibility: Phillips Payson O'Brien.

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"The life of Franklin Roosevelt's most trusted and powerful advisor, Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief"--

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