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Storm on the horizon : the challenge to American intervention, 1939-1941

Author: Justus D Doenecke
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
During 1939-1941, from the time Germany invaded Poland until Japan attacked Pearl Harbour, the US experienced a debate as intense as any in its history. This work analyzes promient personalities, action groups and congressional debates of the period and places them in a wider framework.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justus D Doenecke
ISBN: 0742507858 9780742507852
OCLC Number: 472220598
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Herbert Hoover Book Award.
Description: xix, 551 s
Contents: Introduction --
the many mansions of anti-interventionism; war, phony and real; early hopes for peace; a matter of war aims; American goals --
a object of suspicion; initial engangements; the fall of Western Europe; protecting the republic; military defence of the hemisphere; economic survival in the America's; war, peace and elections; lend-lease and the "Future War"; a troubled spring; Great Britain --
an unfit ally; the British Empire --
a dubious cause; the Soviets --
a greater enemy; a pivotal summer; projections of conflict; towards undecided war; the domestic front; the Asian cauldron; towards the Pacific war.
Responsibility: Justus D. Doenecke


Prominent historian Justus Doenecke analyzes the personalities, leading action groups, and major congressional debates surrounding the U.S. decision to participate in World War II.  Read more...


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Storm on the Horizon is the most objective, comprehensive, and authoritative account of isolationism in the great debate before Pearl Harbor. In view of today's controversy about 'unilateralism,' Read more...

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