Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Entry into World War II / Edition 1

Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Entry into World War II / Edition 1

by Waldo Heinrichs
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195061683

ISBN-13: 2900195061689

Pub. Date: 03/01/1990

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Compared to diplomacy, war is more or less straightforward. Thus the intrigue and maneuver leading up to war is frequently more interesting than the conflict itself. This book focuses on the year preceding America's entry into WW II.

Roosevelt and all the other leading international players were graduates of WW I. They knew an error in calculation could carry

Overview

Compared to diplomacy, war is more or less straightforward. Thus the intrigue and maneuver leading up to war is frequently more interesting than the conflict itself. This book focuses on the year preceding America's entry into WW II.

Roosevelt and all the other leading international players were graduates of WW I. They knew an error in calculation could carry unexpected and cataclysmic consequences. They believed that no one but a madman would want war.

They were right, but what they didn't realize was that madmen were abroad. Thus all the negotiations, the meetings, the midnight oil burned over plans, proposals and compromises were a waste of time. But Roosevelt had few options.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900195061689
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1990
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
302

Table of Contents

Prologue3
1March 1941: The Aura of German Power13
2April: Balancing Risks32
3May: Guarding the Atlantic Line57
4June: The Russian Factor92
5July: Containment of Japan118
6August-September: Crossing the Threshold146
7October-November: Race Against Time180
Epilogue: Japan Attacks215
Notes221
Bibliography261
Index269

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