Pearl Harbor : FDR leads the nation into war / Steven M. Gillon.
- ISBN: 0465028071 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9780465028078 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 224 pages) : illustrations
- Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 
- Copyright: ©2011
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars -- Do not let the talks deteriorate -- This means war -- This is no drill! -- Have you heard the news? -- I don't know how secure this phone is -- Infamy -- Get to the White House fastasyoucan -- Do you think we ought to have soldiers around the White House? -- We are all in the same boat now -- Deadly calm -- I will go down in disgrace -- 1861 -- Where were our forces -- asleep -- I hope Mr. Capone doesn't mind -- Epilogue.
|Summary, etc.:|| Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." History would prove him correct; the events of that day-when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor-ended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDR's presidency, and swept America into World War II. In Pearl Harbor , acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon provides a vivid, minute-by-minute account of Roosevelt's skillful leadership in the wake of the most devastating military assault in American history. FDR proved both decisive and deceptive, inspiring the nation while keeping the real facts of the attac
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|Subject:||Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.