Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants and Their War / Edition 1

Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants and Their War / Edition 1

by Eric Larrabee
     
 

Few American presidents have exercised their constitutional authority as commander in chief with more determination than Franklin D. Roosevelt. He intervened in military operations more often and to better effect than his contemporaries Churchill and Stalin and maneuvered events so that the Grand Alliance was directed from Washington. In this expansive history, Eric… See more details below

Overview

Few American presidents have exercised their constitutional authority as commander in chief with more determination than Franklin D. Roosevelt. He intervened in military operations more often and to better effect than his contemporaries Churchill and Stalin and maneuvered events so that the Grand Alliance was directed from Washington. In this expansive history, Eric Larrabee examines the extent and importance of FDR's wartime leadership through his key military leaders - Marshall, King, Arnold, MacArthur, Vandegrift, Nimitz, Eisenhower, Stilwell, and LeMay. The author devotes a chapter to each man, studying Roosevelt's impact on their personalities, their battles (sometimes with each other), and the consequences of their decisions. He also addresses such critical subjects as Roosevelt's responsibility for the war. This paperback edition of a book first published in hardcover in 1987 introduces a new generation of readers to a revealing portrait of the titans of the American military effort in World War II.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591144557
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Bluejacket Books
Pages:
735
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue1
IRoosevelt40
IIMarshall96
IIIKing153
IVArnold206
VVandegrift256
VIMacarthur305
VIINimitz354
VIIIEisenhower412
IXStilwell509
XLemay579
Epilogue623
Notes649
Works Cited693
Index707

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