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Title:
Rendezvous with destiny : how Franklin D. Roosevelt and five extraordinary men took America into the War and into the world
Author:
Fullilove, Michael, 1972- , author.
Publication Information:
New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
Physical Description:
468 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
Fullilove demonstrates that America's global primacy in the second half of the twentieth century was enabled by the earlier work of Roosevelt and his five extraordinary representatives from 1939-1941. Together these men and their president took the United States into the war and, by defeating domestic isolationists and foreign enemies, into the world.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue : September 1939 -- "A one-man American mission of curiosity" : Sumner Welles in Rome, Berlin, Paris and London, February-March 1940 -- "A sensible Colonel House" : Bill Donovan in London, July-August 1940 -- "History's foremost marriage broker" : Harry Hopkins in London, January-February 1941 -- "Sail on, oh ship of state!" : Wendell Willkie in London and Dublin, January-February 1941 -- "To keep the British Isles afloat" : Averell Harriman in London, Africa, and the Middle East, March-July 1941 -- "Mister Hurry Upkins" : Harry Hopkins in London, July 1941 -- "Uncle Joe's favorite" : Harry Hopkins in Moscow and at Placentia Bay, July-August 1941 -- Epilogue : December 1941.
ISBN:
9781594204357

9780143125624
Format :
Book

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