The Presidents of World War II: The Lives and Legacies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman [NOOK Book]

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*Includes pictures of Truman, FDR, and important people, places, and events in their lives.
*Includes Truman's most colorful quotes about politics, the Republican Party, and Richard Nixon
*Includes a Table of Contents.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt might be America’s greatest 20th century president, but there’s no question that he was the most unique. A well-connected relative of Theodore Roosevelt, FDR was groomed for greatness until he was struck down by polio. Nevertheless, he persevered, rising through New ...
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The Presidents of World War II: The Lives and Legacies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman

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Overview

*Includes pictures of Truman, FDR, and important people, places, and events in their lives.
*Includes Truman's most colorful quotes about politics, the Republican Party, and Richard Nixon
*Includes a Table of Contents.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt might be America’s greatest 20th century president, but there’s no question that he was the most unique. A well-connected relative of Theodore Roosevelt, FDR was groomed for greatness until he was struck down by polio. Nevertheless, he persevered, rising through New York politics to reach the White House just as the country faced its greatest challenge since the Civil War, beginning his presidency with one of the most iconic lines ever spoken during an inaugural address.

For over a decade, President Roosevelt threw everything he had at the Great Depression, and then threw everything the country had at the Axis powers during World War II. Ultimately, he succumbed to illness in the middle of his fourth term, just before the Allies won the war.


When President Franklin Roosevelt died in April 1945, Vice President Truman, somewhat unprepared for the Presidency, now had to fill some of the biggest shoes in American history. Incredibly, Truman had not been informed of the country’s secret attempt to build atomic bombs, confiding in his diary after learning about it, “We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world. It may be the fire destruction prophesied in the Euphrates Valley Era, after Noah and his fabulous Ark.”

The new president had to usher America through victory in Europe in his first month and decide to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a few months later, but the end of World War II produced only the first of many consequential decisions Truman would face during his nearly 8 years in office. As president, Truman would lay the groundwork for the next 50 years of American foreign policy, as the architect of Cold War containment, the man who signed off on the Marshall Plan, and the commander-in-chief during much of the Korean War. He would also be the president who finally integrated the military, a crucial step on the way to full civil rights for the country’s minorities.

The Presidents of World War II chronicles the lives and presidencies of the two men who successfully led America through the war, but it also humanizes the aristocratic Roosevelt and the no-nonsense Midwesterner Truman. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about FDR and Truman like you never have before.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148427513
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 7/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

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