ISBN-10:
0674197372
ISBN-13:
9780674197374
Pub. Date:
07/28/1998
Publisher:
Harvard
A Democracy at War: America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II / Edition 1

A Democracy at War: America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II / Edition 1

by William L. O'Neill

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A Democracy at War: America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II / Edition 1

During World War II, America’s democratic politics both aided and impeded the war effort at home and the military campaigns abroad. Now, in a broad-ranging social, political, military, and diplomatic history, William O’Neill reveals how the U.S. won its victory despite its reluctance to enter the war, and despite proceeding by costly half-measures even after committing to battle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674197374
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 948,398
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

William L. O’Neill was Professor of History, Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Acknowledgments

1. Day of Infamy

2. America in 1941

3. The Lion and the Albatross: FDR and Lindy

4. The Force of Events

5. The Government Cannot Mobilize

6. Rout and Recovery

7. The People Are Willing

8. Operation Torch and the Great Debate over Strategy

9. The Sea of Dreams

10. The Politics of Sacrifice

11. Minorities and Women: The Democratic Failure

12. The Transformation of Everyday Life

13. Two Wars in the Pacific: Guadalcanal to Luzon

14. Air Power: The Democratic Delusion

15. The GI

16. Overlord

17. Victory in Europe

18. The War Winds Down at Home

19. The Destruction of Japan

20. The Reckoning

Notes Index

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World War II not only transformed the world but also revolutionized America. It fundamentally changed work and family life, race relations, the economy, and the federal government's view of its responsibilities. It is thus a cause for celebration that William O'Neill has brought his large gift for evocative narrative and shrewd analysis-as well as his affection for America's democratic culture-to such a pivotal period in American history.

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