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Author Persico, Joseph E., author.

Title Roosevelt's centurions : FDR and the commanders he led to victory in World War II / Joseph E. Persico.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2013]

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 Axe Special Collections Rosen  973.917 R677Bpe2 2013    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 650 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 561-572) and index.
Contents The day we almost lost the army -- An end of neutrality -- From Barbarossa to the Atlantic Charter -- An undeclared war -- Pearl Harbor -- The President and General MacArthur -- Philippines lost, China on the brink -- Europe a debate, Pacific a victory -- North Africa : FDR versus the generals -- Sea war, air war -- Torch : the political education of Dwight Eisenhower -- The home front -- Unconditional surrender -- From Pacific islands to desert sands -- Italy invaded, Germany blasted -- From Tarawa to Tehran -- D-day -- MacArthur versus King : FDR's decision -- Europe : broad axe versus the spear -- Stilwell leaves China, MacArthur returns to the Philippines -- From the home front to Yalta -- Leveling Japan, invading Okinawa -- To take Berlin? -- Death of the Commander in chief -- Anatomy of victory.
Summary Explains how Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed the role of a hands-on wartime leader, discussing his contributions to military strategy and analyzing how his decisions may have helped end or prolonged the war.
Subject Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Military leadership.
Generals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Admirals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. (OCoLC)fst00032031
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Admirals. (OCoLC)fst00796937
Diplomatic history. (OCoLC)fst01905576
Generals. (OCoLC)fst00939841
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Military leadership. (OCoLC)fst01185276
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Generals -- United States -- History.
Admirals -- United States -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781400064434 (alk. paper)
1400064430 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 40022472587

 
    
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