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The sphinx : Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the road to World War II, Nicholas Wapshott

Label
The sphinx : Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the road to World War II
Title
The sphinx
Title remainder
Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the road to World War II
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Wapshott
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war
  • May 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt--recently reelected to a second term as president--contemplated two possibilities: the rule of fascism overseas, and a third term. With Hitler's reach extending into Austria, and with the atrocities of World War I still fresh in the American memory, Roosevelt faced the question that would prove one of the most defining in American history: whether to once again go to war in Europe. In this book, journalist Nicholas Wapshott recounts how an ambitious and resilient Roosevelt--nicknamed "the Sphinx" for his cunning, cryptic rapport with the press--devised and doggedly pursued a strategy to sway the American people to abandon isolationism and take up the mantle of the world's most powerful nation. Chief among Roosevelt's antagonists was his friend, stock market magnate Joseph P. Kennedy. Kennedy's interests aligned him with a war-weary American public, and he counted among his allies no less than Walt Disney, William Randolph Hearst, and Henry Ford--prominent businessmen who believed America had no business in conflicts across the Atlantic. The ensuing battle--waged with fiery rhetoric, agile diplomacy, media sabotage, and petty political antics--would land US troops in Europe within three years, secure Roosevelt's legacy, and set a standard for American military strategy for years to come.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wapshott, Nicholas
Dewey number
940.53/112
Index
index present
LC call number
D753
LC item number
.W27 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Kennedy, Joseph P.
  • Lindbergh, Charles A.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Isolationism
  • United States
Label
The sphinx : Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the road to World War II, Nicholas Wapshott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-421) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Sphinx -- London calling -- One good turn -- New Dealers -- Cliveden and Windsor Castle -- Lindbergh's flight -- Peace in our time -- Kristallnacht -- On the march -- A state of war -- The battle of neutrality -- Third term fever -- The Battle of France -- Life of the party -- The Battle of Britain -- Ford's plans for peace -- The old campaigner -- "Over my dead body" -- High noon -- The battle of lend-lease -- Lindbergh's best shot -- Jesus Christ! what a man! -- We've got ourselves a convoy -- Barbarossa -- Day of infamy -- Isolationism redux
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 446 pages
Isbn
9780393088885
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014031388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890807668
  • 724792
  • (OCoLC)ocn890807668
Label
The sphinx : Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the road to World War II, Nicholas Wapshott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Sphinx -- London calling -- One good turn -- New Dealers -- Cliveden and Windsor Castle -- Lindbergh's flight -- Peace in our time -- Kristallnacht -- On the march -- A state of war -- The battle of neutrality -- Third term fever -- The Battle of France -- Life of the party -- The Battle of Britain -- Ford's plans for peace -- The old campaigner -- "Over my dead body" -- High noon -- The battle of lend-lease -- Lindbergh's best shot -- Jesus Christ! what a man! -- We've got ourselves a convoy -- Barbarossa -- Day of infamy -- Isolationism redux
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 446 pages
Isbn
9780393088885
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014031388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890807668
  • 724792
  • (OCoLC)ocn890807668

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