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

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
Author
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • March 15, 2014
  • December 01, 2013
  • March 15, 2014
  • January 06, 2014
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Nigel
Dewey number
940.54/1273
Illustrations
illustrations
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
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2013045586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 514 pages
Isbn
9780547775241
Lccn
2013045586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547775241
  • (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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2013045586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 514 pages
Isbn
9780547775241
Lccn
2013045586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547775241
  • (OCoLC)854944611

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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