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Roosevelt's centurions, FDR and the commanders he led to victory in World War II, Joseph E. Persico

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Roosevelt's centurions, FDR and the commanders he led to victory in World War II, Joseph E. Persico
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 561-572) and index
Illustrations
mapsillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Roosevelt's centurions
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
759171884
Responsibility statement
Joseph E. Persico
Sub title
FDR and the commanders he led to victory in World War II
Summary
Explains how Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed the role of a hands-on wartime leader, discussing his contributions to military strategy and analyzing how his decisions may have helped end or prolonged the war
Table Of Contents
The day we almost lost the army -- An end of neutrality -- From Barbarossa to the Atlantic Charter -- An undeclared war -- Pearl Harbor -- The president and general Macarthur -- Philippines lost, China on the brink -- Europe a debate : Pacific a victory -- North Africa, FDR versus the generals -- Sea war, air war -- Torch : the political education of Dwight Eisenhower -- The home front -- Unconditional surrender -- From Pacific islands to desert sands -- Italy invaded, Germany blasted -- From Tarawa to Tehran -- D-day -- Macarthur verus king : FDR's decision -- Europle : broad axe versus the spear -- Stilwell leaves China : Macarthur returns to Philippines -- From the homefront to Yalta -- Leveling Japan, invading Okinawa -- To take Berlin? -- Death of the commander-in-chief -- Anatomy of victory
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