The Resource Captain McCrea's war: : The World War II memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer, (electronic resource)

Captain McCrea's war: : The World War II memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer, (electronic resource)

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Captain McCrea's war: : The World War II memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer
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Captain McCrea's war:
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The World War II memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer
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eng
Summary
One of the last memoirs of World War II, from a man who saw the war from both a White House office and the bridge of a warship. Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged him to write a book, and before his passing he finally recorded his reminiscences. Captain McCrea's War captures his amazing tales from the World War II years. After the United States entered the war, McCrea served as a naval aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, where he set up the White House Map Room (later known as the Situation Room) and Shangri-La (now called Camp David). He supplied material for the president's fireside chats, helped arrange the Casablanca Conference, and worked with such prominent leaders as Winston Churchill and General Douglas MacArthur. Despite his important work for the president, McCrea yearned for sea duty. Persuading FDR to release him from the White House, he was given command of the USS Iowa, the country's newest and largest battleship. With his new ship, McCrea transported Roosevelt and the joint chiefs of staff across the Atlantic for the Tehran Conference and fought with the Fast Carrier Task Force in the Pacific. Captain McCrea's War ends in April 1945, when McCrea was summoned back to Washington after President Roosevelt's death
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1891-1990
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McCrea, John L.
Dewey number
  • 940.54/5973092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • McCrea, John L
  • Tobey, Julia C
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  • McCrea, John L.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Captain McCrea's war: : The World War II memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11825692
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multicolored
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MWT11825692
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11825692
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remote
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11825692
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Captain McCrea's war: : The World War II memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Naval Aide and USS Iowa's First Commanding Officer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11825692
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11825692
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11825692
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11825692
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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