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The Resource American warlords : how Roosevelt's high command led America to victory in World War II, Jonathan W. Jordan

American warlords : how Roosevelt's high command led America to victory in World War II, Jonathan W. Jordan

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American warlords : how Roosevelt's high command led America to victory in World War II
Title
American warlords
Title remainder
how Roosevelt's high command led America to victory in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan W. Jordan
Title variation
How Roosevelt's high command led America to victory in World War II
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a lifetime shaped by politics, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proved himself a master manipulator of Congress, the press, and the public. But when war in Europe and Asia threatened America's shores, FDR found himself in a world turned upside down, where his friends became his foes, his enemies his allies. To help wage democracy's first 'total war,' he turned to one of history's most remarkable triumvirates. Henry Stimson, an old-money Republican from Long Island, rallied to FDR's banner to lead the Army as Secretary of War, and championed innovative weapons that shape our world today. General George C. Marshall argued with Roosevelt over grand strategy, but he built the world's greatest war machine and willingly sacrificed his dream of leading the invasion of Europe that made his protégé, Dwight Eisenhower, a legend. Admiral Ernest J. King, a hard-drinking, irascible fighter who 'destroyed' Pearl Harbor in a prewar naval exercise, understood how to fight Japan, but he also battled the Army, the Air Force, Douglas MacArthur, and his British allies as they moved armies and fleets across the globe. These commanders threw off sparks whenever they clashed: generals against politicians, Army versus Navy. But those sparks lit the fire of victory. During four years of bitter warfare, FDR's lieutenants learned to set aside deep personal, political, and professional differences and pull a nation through the twentieth century's darkest days. Encircling Roosevelt's warlords--and sometimes bitterly at odds with them--was a colorful cast of the Second World War's giants: Winston Churchill, MacArthur, Josef Stalin, Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Charles de Gaulle. These and other larger-than-life figures enrich a sweeping story of an era brimming with steel, fire, and blood. Drawing upon a wealth of primary sources, American Warlords goes behind closed doors to give readers an intimate, often surprising view of titans who led America from isolation to the summit of global power.... Jonathan W. Jordan offers a vivid portrait of four extraordinary Americans in the eye of war's hurricane."--Jacket flaps
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Jordan, Jonathan W.
Dewey number
973.917092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E807
LC item number
.J645 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • Command of troops
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Stimson, Henry L.
  • Marshall, George C.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
Label
American warlords : how Roosevelt's high command led America to victory in World War II, Jonathan W. Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-589) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: "There must be some mistake" -- Part 1: Bringing the war home. "New powers of destruction" -- Three minutes -- "The hand that held the dagger" -- "Fewer and better Roosevelts" -- The New Deal war -- "One-fifty-eight" -- The parable of the garden hose -- Inching into war -- Beggars banquet -- Last stand of the old guard -- Year of the snake -- Kido butai -- Part 2: A new doctor. Kicking over anthills -- "Do your best to save them" -- "O.K. F.D.R." -- "There are times when men have to die" -- "Inter arma silent leges" -- Rolling in the deep -- Sharks and lions -- "Lights of perverted science" -- Midway's glow -- "The burned child dreads fire" -- Chairman of the Board -- Along the watchtower -- Girdles, beer, and coffee -- The devil's bridge -- "Hollywood and the Bible" -- "A war of personalities" -- Blind spots -- Stickpins -- The first casualty -- Landings, Luzon, and Lady Lex -- "A vital difference of faith" -- Plains of Abraham -- The indispensable man -- "Dirty baseball" -- Vinegar Joe and Peanut's wife -- A Russian uncle -- Reno and granite -- "Considerable sob stuff" -- Sorrows of war -- "Dr. Win-the-War" -- Halcyon plus five -- Hatfields and McCoys -- Mr. Catch -- Trampling out the vintage -- Old wounds -- Voltaire's battalions -- Counting stars -- The tsarina's bedroom -- "O captain" -- Part 3: Swords, plowshares, and atoms. Truman -- Downfall -- "Come and see" -- "This is a peace warning" -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn892458610
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 607 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451414571
Lccn
2014036427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)892458610
Label
American warlords : how Roosevelt's high command led America to victory in World War II, Jonathan W. Jordan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-589) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue: "There must be some mistake" -- Part 1: Bringing the war home. "New powers of destruction" -- Three minutes -- "The hand that held the dagger" -- "Fewer and better Roosevelts" -- The New Deal war -- "One-fifty-eight" -- The parable of the garden hose -- Inching into war -- Beggars banquet -- Last stand of the old guard -- Year of the snake -- Kido butai -- Part 2: A new doctor. Kicking over anthills -- "Do your best to save them" -- "O.K. F.D.R." -- "There are times when men have to die" -- "Inter arma silent leges" -- Rolling in the deep -- Sharks and lions -- "Lights of perverted science" -- Midway's glow -- "The burned child dreads fire" -- Chairman of the Board -- Along the watchtower -- Girdles, beer, and coffee -- The devil's bridge -- "Hollywood and the Bible" -- "A war of personalities" -- Blind spots -- Stickpins -- The first casualty -- Landings, Luzon, and Lady Lex -- "A vital difference of faith" -- Plains of Abraham -- The indispensable man -- "Dirty baseball" -- Vinegar Joe and Peanut's wife -- A Russian uncle -- Reno and granite -- "Considerable sob stuff" -- Sorrows of war -- "Dr. Win-the-War" -- Halcyon plus five -- Hatfields and McCoys -- Mr. Catch -- Trampling out the vintage -- Old wounds -- Voltaire's battalions -- Counting stars -- The tsarina's bedroom -- "O captain" -- Part 3: Swords, plowshares, and atoms. Truman -- Downfall -- "Come and see" -- "This is a peace warning" -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn892458610
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 607 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451414571
Lccn
2014036427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)892458610

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