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1941, fighting the shadow war : a divided America in a world at war, Marc Wortman

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1941, fighting the shadow war : a divided America in a world at war, Marc Wortman
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-386) and index
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Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
1941
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
922911666
Responsibility statement
Marc Wortman
Sub title
fighting the shadow war : a divided America in a world at war
Summary
"Historian Marc Wortman ... explores the little-known history of America's clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Winston Churchill, England's beleaguered new Prime Minister, pleaded with Franklin D. Roosevelt for help. FDR concocted ingenious ways to come to his aid, without breaking the Neutrality Acts.... FDR also had to contend with growing isolationism and anti-Semitism as he tried to influence public opinion.... While Americans were sympathetic to those being crushed under Axis power, they were unwilling to enter a foreign war.... Combining military and political history, Wortman tells the eye-opening story of how FDR took the country to war."--Jacket flaps
Table Of Contents
Introduction: 1941 -- Foreign correspondents -- A new world -- "That prophecy comes true" -- Unneutral acts -- Scooping Hitler -- Blitzkrieg propaganda -- Shadowed by the G-men -- The Roosevelt brand -- Cassandra -- A rising sun -- Prairie fire -- "Aviation, geography, and race" -- Indictments -- The garden hose -- How do you do? -- Intolerance -- Good Americanism -- Living in a nightmare -- Volunteers -- The strongest fortress in the world -- Geographers -- Son of a harness maker -- The obvious conclusion -- At last we've gotten together -- The rattlesnakes of the Atlantic -- Tennō -- The undeclared war -- Son of man, son of God -- East wind, rain -- Epilogue: Rendezvous with destiny
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