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The mantle of command : FDR at war, 1941-1942, Nigel Hamilton

Label
The mantle of command : FDR at war, 1941-1942
Title
The mantle of command
Title remainder
FDR at war, 1941-1942
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving aides and Roosevelt family members, Nigel Hamilton offers a definitive account of FDR's masterful--and underappreciated--command of the Allied war effort. Hamilton takes readers inside FDR's White House Oval Study--his personal command center--and into the meetings where he battled with Churchill about strategy and tactics and overrode the near mutinies of his own generals and secretary of war. Time and again, FDR was proven right and his allies and generals were wrong. When the generals wanted to attack the Nazi-fortified coast of France, FDR knew the Allied forces weren't ready. When Churchill insisted his Far East colonies were loyal and would resist the Japanese, Roosevelt knew it was a fantasy. As Hamilton's account reaches its climax with the Torch landings in North Africa in late 1942, the tide of war turns in the Allies' favor and FDR's genius for psychology and military affairs is clear. This intimate, sweeping look at a great president in history's greatest conflict is must reading." -- Publisher's description
  • An in-depth analysis of FDR's leadership during the Second World War reveals how he assumed control over key decisions to launch a successful trial landing in North Africa to shift the war in favor of Allied forces
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Nigel
Dewey number
940.54/1273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D753
LC item number
.H25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Command of troops
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
The mantle of command : FDR at war, 1941-1942, Nigel Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-495) and index
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
Control code
ocn854944611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 514 pages
Isbn
9780547775241
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013045586
Other physical details
illustrations, maps;
System control number
(OCoLC)854944611
Label
The mantle of command : FDR at war, 1941-1942, Nigel Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-495) and index
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
Control code
ocn854944611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 514 pages
Isbn
9780547775241
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013045586
Other physical details
illustrations, maps;
System control number
(OCoLC)854944611

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