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The arsenal of democracy : FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war / A. J. Baime.

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  • 12 of 14 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 940.531 BAIME (Text) 34706001434580 Aviation Collection Available -
 : Jim Mahle Memorial Aviation Collection.
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 940.53 Bai (Text) 32604000202975 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
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Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 940.531 BAIME (Text) 30403002036556 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 940.531 Baime (Text) 31208911552711 non-fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780547719283
  • ISBN: 0547719280
  • Physical Description: xviii, 364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-338) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Motor City. Henry -- The machine is the new Messiah -- Edsel -- Learning to fly -- Father vs. son -- The Ford terror -- Danger in Nazi Germany -- The liberator. Fifty thousand airplanes -- "Gentlemen, we must outbuild Hitler" -- The liberator -- Willow Run -- Awakening -- Strike! -- Air raid! -- The big one. The grim race -- "Detroit's worries are right now" -- Will it run? -- Bomber ship 01 -- Roosevelt visits Willow Run -- A dying man -- The rise of American airpower. Unconditional surrender -- Taking flight -- "The arsenal of democracy is making good" -- Death in Dearborn -- -- D-Day and the battle of Dearborn. Operation tidal wave -- The Detroit race riot of 1943 -- "The United States is the country of machines" -- Ford war production exceeds dreams -- D-Day -- The final battle.
Summary, etc.:
Chronicles Detroit's dramatic transition from an automobile manufacturing center to a highly efficient producer of World War II airplanes, citing the essential role of Edsel Ford's rebellion against his father, Henry Ford.
Subject: Ford Motor Company > History > 20th century.
Industrial mobilization > United States > History > 20th century.
Automobile industry and trade > Military aspects > United States > History > 20th century.
Willow Run (Manufacturing plant) > History > 20th century.
B-24 (Bomber) > Design and construction > History.
Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943.
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
Ford, Henry, II, 1917-1987.
World War, 1939-1945 > Economic aspects > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Michigan.

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