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The Resource The Washington war : FDR's inner circle and the politics of power that won World War II, James Lacey

The Washington war : FDR's inner circle and the politics of power that won World War II, James Lacey

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The Washington war : FDR's inner circle and the politics of power that won World War II
Title
The Washington war
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FDR's inner circle and the politics of power that won World War II
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James Lacey
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Washington war
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FDRs inner circle and the politics of power that won World War II
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eng
Summary
"[T]he inside story of how FDR and the towering personalities around him waged war in the corridors of Washington D.C. to secure ultimate victory on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific. Faced with the unprecedented challenges posed by a global war against entrenched and implacable totalitarian forces, Franklin Delano Roosevelt surrounded himself with a colorful group of strong-minded counselors, including Army Chief of Staff George Marshall, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Secretary of War Henry Stimson, power broker James Byrnes, Chief of Naval Operations Ernest King, the ubiquitous Harry Hopkins, and many others. Given these forceful personalities and their equal dedication to the war effort, vicious clashes and Machiavellian maneuvering were inevitable. The outcome at many critical junctures turned on a dime. With unprecedented scope and intimacy ... military historian James Lacey delivers fresh insights into FDR's innermost circles--and the fascinating behind-the-scenes machinations and power plays that won the greatest war in history."--
Summary
The Washington War is the story of how the Second World War was fought and won in the capital’s halls of power—and how the United States, which in December 1941 had a nominal army and a decimated naval fleet, was able in only thirty months to fling huge forces onto the European continent and shortly thereafter shatter Imperial Japan’s Pacific strongholds. Renowned historian James Lacey takes readers behind the scenes in the cabinet rooms, the Pentagon, the Oval Office, and Hyde Park, and at the pivotal conferences, with the master manipulator, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, at the center, setting his brawling patriots one against the other and promoting and capitalizing on the furious turf wars. Based on years of research and previously untapped archival resources, The Washington War is the first integrated, comprehensive chronicle of how all these elements—and towering personalities—clashed and ultimately coalesced at each vital turning point, the definitive account of Washington at real war and the titanic political and bureaucratic infighting that miraculously led to final victory
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collective biography
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10782047
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LBSOR/DLC
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1958-
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Lacey, Jim
Dewey number
  • 973.917092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.L24 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Cabinet officers
  • Marshall, George C.
  • Morgenthau, Henry
  • Stimson, Henry L.
  • Byrnes, James F.
  • King, Ernest Joseph
  • Hopkins, Harry L.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
FDR's inner circle and the politics of power that won World War II
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The Washington war : FDR's inner circle and the politics of power that won World War II, James Lacey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-538) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
Contents
Inching toward war -- Wars are won in the details -- Roosevelt finds a war consigliere -- Early maneuvers -- Hot dogs at Hyde Park -- First salvos -- The State Department at war ... with itself -- Blitzkrieg -- Roosevelt's general -- A reluctant industrial complex -- The sphinx -- Republicans seize the War Department -- Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars -- Business gets its field marshals -- Bankrolling Britain -- Colors become rainbows -- Hamlet finds an admiral -- Drang Nach Osten -- Rendezvous at sea -- Production battles -- War in the Pacific -- A city at war -- Churchill comes to town--Arcadia conference -- Bureaucratic road kill -- A bitter season -- Joint chiefs -- Striking back -- Deserting the bear -- Stopping the tide -- On track -- The great feasibility dispute -- No rubber, no war -- Torch -- New hands at the helm -- Byrnes cast upon troubled waters -- A non-united front -- Casablanca -- Man--and woman--power -- The Jewish question -- Auld lang syne -- Storm clouds over the alliance -- Showdown in Quebec -- The Big Three in Tehran -- The grind -- Election 1944 : surveying the field -- Pacific overtures -- The Morgenthau Plan -- The champ -- Yalta and the end
Control code
2018053679
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 567 pages
Isbn
9780345547583
Lccn
2018053679
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1048222732
Label
The Washington war : FDR's inner circle and the politics of power that won World War II, James Lacey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-538) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Inching toward war -- Wars are won in the details -- Roosevelt finds a war consigliere -- Early maneuvers -- Hot dogs at Hyde Park -- First salvos -- The State Department at war ... with itself -- Blitzkrieg -- Roosevelt's general -- A reluctant industrial complex -- The sphinx -- Republicans seize the War Department -- Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars -- Business gets its field marshals -- Bankrolling Britain -- Colors become rainbows -- Hamlet finds an admiral -- Drang Nach Osten -- Rendezvous at sea -- Production battles -- War in the Pacific -- A city at war -- Churchill comes to town--Arcadia conference -- Bureaucratic road kill -- A bitter season -- Joint chiefs -- Striking back -- Deserting the bear -- Stopping the tide -- On track -- The great feasibility dispute -- No rubber, no war -- Torch -- New hands at the helm -- Byrnes cast upon troubled waters -- A non-united front -- Casablanca -- Man--and woman--power -- The Jewish question -- Auld lang syne -- Storm clouds over the alliance -- Showdown in Quebec -- The Big Three in Tehran -- The grind -- Election 1944 : surveying the field -- Pacific overtures -- The Morgenthau Plan -- The champ -- Yalta and the end
Control code
2018053679
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 567 pages
Isbn
9780345547583
Lccn
2018053679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048222732

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