James P. Duffy is the author of fifteen previous books, most on military history. He has written extensively on World War II, as well as books on the American Civil War and on the rulers of Imperial Russia. He lives with his wife, two daughters, and granddaughter in New Jersey.
Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt: The Rivalry That Divided Americaby James P. Duffy
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE
If asked about Charles Lindbergh’s political beliefs, most Americans would instinctively respond that Lindbergh supported the Nazis. Despite his innumerable contributions to American aviation, including his pioneering solo flight across the Atlantic, Lindbergh’s supposed sympathy for Nazi Germany continues to cloud/b>
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE
If asked about Charles Lindbergh’s political beliefs, most Americans would instinctively respond that Lindbergh supported the Nazis. Despite his innumerable contributions to American aviation, including his pioneering solo flight across the Atlantic, Lindbergh’s supposed sympathy for Nazi Germany continues to cloud his reputation even decades after his death.
There’s only one problem: it’s not true. In Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt, James P. Duffy reveals the real history of Charles Lindbergh: he was an American patriot who was subject to one of the most successful smear campaigns in American history. Angered by Lindbergh’s criticism, President Roosevelt launched against him a crusade of personal destruction that was eagerly propagated by FDR’s supporters throughout the government and the media.
This groundbreaking book reveals:
The initial clash between Lindbergh and Roosevelt over a misguided FDR policy that caused more than a dozen deaths
Lindbergh’s longstanding antipathy to the Nazis, including his vital espionage activities against the Third Reich
The Roosevelt administration’s shocking private discussions of their vendetta against Lindbergh
Why the popular belief that Lindbergh was an antiSemite is absolutely wrong
Why Roosevelt, not Lindbergh, deserves to be remembered for serving foreign interests
A vital corrective to years of misinformation, Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt shows how a powerful president systematically turned an extraordinary American hero into a modernday Benedict Arnoldan image that endures to this very day.
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In a world that lionizes FDR, I found this take on him as a political beast refreshing. This won't be the only book I'll read on Lindbergh's legacy, but it's clear that Lucky Lindy was the victim of the worst kind of yellow journalism & political backstabbing. The author, James Duffy, is sympathetic to Lindbergh, but his research appears researched & sound. And isn't it about time someone is?
I'm thankful that I picked this up off the Barnes and Noble bargain table. When the author's preface includes a defense of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, you know it's not a serious examination of the relationship between FDR and Charles Lindbergh. Don't waste your time!
This book is ridiculous. I can only hope that Barnes & Noble did not realize their mistake when they placed it in the History section instead of the Humor section. The author could not have been serious about any of this. It is pure nonsense.