Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Entry into World War II / Edition 1by Waldo Heinrichs
Pub. Date: 03/01/1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Roosevelt and all the other leading international players were graduates of WW I. They knew an error in calculation could carry
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.
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Table of Contents
|1||March 1941: The Aura of German Power||13|
|2||April: Balancing Risks||32|
|3||May: Guarding the Atlantic Line||57|
|4||June: The Russian Factor||92|
|5||July: Containment of Japan||118|
|6||August-September: Crossing the Threshold||146|
|7||October-November: Race Against Time||180|
|Epilogue: Japan Attacks||215|
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