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The Mantle of Command

FDR at War, 1941-1942
Hamilton, Nigel (Book - 2014 )
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"This is revisionist history in the best sense of the word -- it forces us to rethink assumptions and to reconsider the way that history unfolded . . . This bold argument is extensively researched, well stated, and will undoubtedly change the way we see Franklin Roosevelt." -- Christian Science Monitor "A fine beginning to an important project." -- Wall Street Journal Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving aides and Roosevelt family members, The Mantle of Command offers a radical new perspective on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's masterful -- and underappreciated -- leadership of the Allied war effort. After the disaster at Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt devised a global strategy that would save Churchill and the British and defeat Hitler and the Japanese. As Nigel Hamilton's account reaches its climax and U.S. forces conduct Operation Torch -- the successful invasion of French Northwest Africa -- the tide of war turns in the Allies' favor, and FDR's genius for military command is clear. This intimate, sweeping look at a great President in history's greatest conflict is gripping, essential reading.
Authors: Hamilton, Nigel
Title: The mantle of command
FDR at war, 1941-1942
Publisher: New York, New York :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2014.
Characteristics: xiv, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Contents: Placentia Bay. Before the storm
Pearl Harbor. The U.S. is attacked! ; Hitler's gamble
Churchill in the White House. The victory plan ; Supreme command ; The President's Map Room
Trouble with MacArthur. The fighting general
End of an empire. Singapore ; The mockery of the world ; The battleground for civilization
India. No hand on the wheel ; Lessons from the Pacific ; Churchill threatens to resign ; The worst case of jitters
Midway. Doolittle's Raid ; The Battle of Midway
Tobruk. Churchill's second coming ; The Fall of Tobruk ; No second Dunquerque ; Avoiding utter catastrophe
Japan first. Citizen warriors ; A staggering crisis ; A rough day
The mutiny. Stimson's bet ; A definite decision ; A failed mutiny
Reaction in Moscow. Stalin's prayer
An industrial miracle. A trip across America ; The President's loyal lieutenant
The tragedy of Dieppe. A Canadian bloodbath
The torch is lit. Something in West Africa ; Alamein ; First light ; The greatest sensation ; Armistice Day.
Local Note: 6 15 35 53 112 118 133 148 152 172 173 198 203 210 211 216 231 243
ISBN: 0544227840
9780544227842
0547775245
9780547775241
Statement of Responsibility: Nigel Hamilton
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: United States Foreign relations Great Britain. Great Britain Foreign relations United States. World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns. Command of troops Case studies. World War, 1939-1945 Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 United States Biography. World War, 1939-1945 United States. Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Command of troops
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
LCCN: 2013045586
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