Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt: The Rivalry That Divided America

Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt: The Rivalry That Divided America

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by James P. Duffy
     
 

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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

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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 long–standing 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 anti–Semite 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 modern–day Benedict Arnold—an image that endures to this very day.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596986015
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
1,421,667
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author


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.

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